Friday, May 18, 2012

The Montel Harris watch

As you can see from this video, Harris' running style is more similar to MB than BP.

Ordinarily, May 21 would be just another day at the Edberg-Olson Football Complex with players throwing the ball around, hitting the weight room and generally getting their work done.
It is the next important day on the Temple football schedule because that's when Montel Harris is expected to get his degree from Boston College. Commencement ceremonies are 10 a.m. at Alumni Stadium.
Temple can't comment on him now, but once he walks up to the podium, past commencement speaker Robert Woodruff, the uni can officially go about the process of securing his services.
Boston College says 4,443 are expected to receive degrees but doesn't list who right now.
Yesterday, the BC football blog, "Soaring to Glory" wrote this:

If Harris doesn't get the degree, he appears headed for the NFL supplemental draft or Division II football.
Harris would be a big get for Temple and another BCS landing spot for the ACC's all-time second-leading rusher.
Still, it's not a slam dunk.
The uni would have to process the paperwork, apply for a special "Russell Wilson" exemption that would allow Harris to play right away.
Even if that goes through, Harris has a lot of work to do in order to be ready for this season.
He did not compete in BC's spring practice due to rehabbing his injury.
Once here, he would have to prove himself and perhaps play second fiddle to Temple's returning No. 1 all-purpose (yes, No. 1 over No. 2 Bernard Pierce) yards producer, Matty Brown.
Still, if all of this comes to pass, Brown will have someone at least as talented as Pierce to help him carry the load this fall and would free Jalen Fitzpatrick up to play his more natural position, slot receiver.
If Harris doesn't come, Fitzpatrick could be Brown's backup and incoming freshman Khalif Herbin would have to be brought up to speed in order to play BCS slot receiver right away.
A BC fan's humorous take on the Montel Harris potential impact at Temple (from BC Interruption):