Marcus Lattimore joins USC staff, assistant coach added

Marcus Lattimore returns to South Carolina as director of player development

Marcus Lattimore returns to South Carolina as director of player development

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina record-holder Marcus Lattimore is returning to the Gamecocks as director of player development and life skills. He has spent the past two years as a defensive analyst for the Gamecocks. "I've kept in contact with so many people around the university - in particular coach Muschamp".

Krantz worked as an offensive quality control volunteer at Northwestern during the summer of 2011 then joined the Kentucky staff as a graduate assistnat just prior to the start of the 2011 season. "He has a coordinator's mentality and is an outstanding young coach".

Muschamp would owe SC a $4 million buyout should he leave the Gamecocks next season, a figure that decreases to $3.5 million in 2019 and $3 million in 2020.

As a freshman in 2010, he rushed for 1,197 yards and led the Gamecocks to their first SEC Eastern Division title and was named SEC Freshman of the Year. His career was cut short by two serious knee injuries in his sophomore and junior years. "He will be a great addition to our program". But Lattimore never got back to full strength and didn't appear in a game for San Francisco before he retired from football at the age of 23.

He wanted to get back to SC for a while, especially since Will Muschamp was hired as the head coach, but he was forbidden to do so by the NCAA because he has a foundation that involves some Gamecocks recruits.

Way back in 2010, Lattimore burst onto the scene by rushing for 1,197 yards and 17 touchdowns as a freshman for SC. He's now married to the former Miranda Bailey.

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