After being kicked off the Boston College football team for repeated team violations, FBS active career leading rusher Montel Harris has decided to take his talents to Temple University, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. This is a huge addition for the Owls who lost their star rusher, Bernard Pierce to the NFL draft. Temple will also be re-entering the Big East this season, so the addition of Harris couldn’t have come at a better time for the Owls.
Its no surprise Harris chose to continue his career at Temple, where he is eligible to suit up right away because he already graduated from Boston College and will be attending graduate classes that BC doesn’t offer. Temple happens to employ former BC assistant coaches Ryan Day (Temple’s new OC) and Kevin Rogers (QB coach).
We quickly forget that Harris was voted preseason ACC offensive player of the year in 2011, having rushed for 1,243 yards in 2010 and even though he missed the final game of the season due to what would become a recurring knee injury. If Harris can stay healthy for once (that’s a giant IF), he is talented enough and capable of leading the Big East in rushing, but then again that’s not saying much.