CHESTNUT HILL MA - SEPTEMBER 04: Montel Harris #2 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter against the Weber State Wildcats on September 4 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, former Boston College RB Montel Harris made the long-rumored transfer to Temple complete. The school's all-time leading rusher has been added to the Owls roster and will be eligible to play immediately.
Harris is reunited with former Boston College staffers Ryan Day (Owls offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach) and Kevin Rogers (quarterbacks / assistant head coach) in Philadelphia.
The Owls are looking to replace NFL-bound Bernard Pierce in the backfield. Harris will join a backfield that includes rising senior Matt Brown (155 carries, 916 yards, 6 TDs) and sophomore Kenny Harper. The Temple rushing offense, paced by Pierce, ran for a MAC best 256.38 yards per game last season. Should Harris return to form, he figures to fit in well with Steve Addazio's system.
This season marks Temple's first season back in the Big East after a seven-year absence. The Owls open the season on August 31 against Villanova before hosting the ACC's Maryland in week two. In three meetings with the Terps, Harris rushed for 116, 142 and 116 yards.
Best of luck to Harris at Temple.