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Owls to add standout tailback?

Is Temple is the running for Boston College's career rushing leader? The answer is yes, according to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.

Owls to add standout tailback?

Running back Montel Harris was dismissed from the Boston College football team. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Running back Montel Harris was dismissed from the Boston College football team. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Is Temple in the running for Boston College’s career rushing leader?

The answer is yes, according to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.

After standout tailback Montel Harris was kicked off Boston College’s football team, Feldman tweeted last week Harris " … may end up at Temple [with] exEagle assts.”

Harris, who was released for a repeated violation of team rules, would reunite with former Boston College wideouts coach Ryan Day and former Eagles offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers if he transferred to Temple.

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Day is Temple’s new offensive coordinator and wideouts coach. Rogers is the Owls’ new associate head coach and quarterbacks coach.

After receiving a medical redshirt, Harris has one more season of eligibility. Assuming he graduates, Harris can transfer anywhere he wants without sitting out a year if he takes graduate courses not offered at Boston College.

The 5-foot-10, 207-pounder played in just two games last season, because of a recurring knee injury. Harris also missed spring practice.

In addition to being the school's leading rusher (3,735 yards), he’s BC’s career leader in 100-yard games (22) and carries (786), and ranks third in touchdowns (27).

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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