One college's headache could become the Temple Owls' next starting running back.
The Owls have become a top contender to land former Boston College Eagles running back Montel Harris after the star was kicked off the Boston College team for a repeated violation of team rules, according to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.
Harris became the leading rusher in Boston College history this past season, and has carried the ball for 3,735 yards in his career. Harris' senior season was cut short due to a knee injury this past year, but he received a medical hardship waiver to return for a fifth year.
Boston College coach Frank Spaziani announced Tuesday that Harris has been permanently dismissed from the Eagles football team for a repeated violation of team rules.
Harris was the ACC's preseason Player of the Year in 2011 before undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery and dealing with knee issues throughout the entire season. He returned from the injury for one day of spring practice, but complained of soreness and missed the rest of the spring sessions.