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Redblacks coach Rick Campbell deftly answers Grey Cup pre-game sex question

WINNIPEG — Rick Campbell isn't about to mess with success.

The Ottawa head coach said if scoring off the football field helped his team get to the Grey Cup, he he's fine with his players getting lucky this week as the Redblacks prepare to face the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday in the CFL title game.

Campbell, in his first CFL championship contest as a head coach, offered a brilliant answer when asked the traditional question about pre-game sex at the annual Grey Cup coaches news conference Wednesday.

"It's my job to put guys in the best position to have success, whether that's on or off the field," Campbell said with a straight face. "So I guess I'm going to give advice more than a policy.

"This would probably apply to most of our players and coaches and it mirrors our football team is that the odds aren't good and no one gave you much of a chance but if you pay attention to detail and you execute and you do it with zest and enthusiasm, anything can happen."

The Redblacks finished atop the East Division with a 12-6 record after winning just two games in their inaugural 2014 campaign. Ottawa is in the Grey Cup for the first time since 1981 when the former Rough Riders lost 26-23 to the Edmonton Eskimos in Montreal.

Campbell's deft answer left Edmonton head coach Chris Jones almost speechless.

"How do you top that?" he asked.

The Canadian Press

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