VANCOUVER -- The B.C. Lions will take their first steps towards repeating as Grey Cup champions tonight, as they play host to Darian Durant and the Saskatchewan Roughriders at B.C. Place Stadium in CFL pre-season action.
Both teams will start the game with their respective starting quarterbacks under centre, but don’t expect to see reining Most Outstanding Player Travis Lulay and Riders pivot Darian Durant for very long.
While both teams are set at the QB position, with both Lulay and Durant firmly cemented in their spots, there appears to be a battle brewing in the vacated positions behind them.
With usual backup Jarious Jackson wearing Argonaut Double Blue, tonight will be a test for Lions backup hopeful Mike Reilly.
After taking just six snaps in 2011, Reilly will be counted on to take control of a much larger role in 2012. While he has impressed the Lions coaching staff during the first half of training camp, tonight marks the first test in deciding whether or not he can handle the added pressure.
Meanwhile, the Riders have a backup quarterback situation of their own. Gone are the likes of Ryan Dinwiddie and Cole Bergquist, in are import pivots J.T. O’Sullivan, Levi Brown and Drew Willy.
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