Since Ryan’s departure, things have started to change for the Eagles. Without an NFL-caliber quarterback, BC has turned to its star running back Montel Harris to carry the load, and up until he got himself thrown off the team, he was doing just that.
After putting the team on his back for three consecutive seasons, the Eagles will now be without their leading rusher, as Harris was dismissed from the team Tuesday morning by head coach Frank Spaziani due to violations of team policies.
“Montel Harris has been permanently dismissed from our football team due to a repeated violation of team rules,” Spaziani said. “We are grateful for his contributions the past four seasons and will support him in completing his degree requirements and in his future pursuits.”
Harris started for the Eagles as a true freshman back in 2008, where he ran for 900 yards, breaking the school’s freshman rushing record. Harris’ time with the Eagles was nothing less than extraordinary, as he earned All-ACC honors in his sophomore and junior seasons, finishing with 3,735 rushing yards along with 27 touchdowns, making Harris the all-time rushing leader in Boston College history.
The Eagles will now have to turn to a committee-style rushing attack, with junior Rolandan Finch and sophomore Tahj Kimble as their primary rushers, putting junior bruiser Andre Williams on the hot seat in preseason.