Marcus Lattimore joins South Carolina staff in off-field role

Postado Janeiro 13, 2018

He has spent the past two years as a defensive analyst for the Gamecocks. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp also added the NCAA-approved 10th assistant coach by promoting Kyle Krantz. During the summer of 2011, he worked as an offensive quality control volunteer at Northwestern.

Muschamp, who has been coaching in the SEC since 2011, was on a one-year stint as the defensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers in 2015. The Muschamp era in SC got off to a so-so start as the Gamecocks finished the season 6-7 overall, 3-5 in conference play and lost the Birmingham Bowl to a mid-major squad in the South Florida Bulls.

Lattimore, 26, is one of the most beloved Gamecocks to don the Garnet and Black. His career was slowed by a catastrophic injury he sustained to his left knee which massively hurt his draft stock.

Lattimore might know that area of relationship and community building better than anyone because of his involvement with local football camps as well as his NFL career not panning out after a couple of years. Despite his limited time on the field, he set the school record for career rushing touchdowns with 38, while ranking sixth in school history with 2,677 career rushing yards. "He will be a great addition to our program". Prior to that, the former tailback was head coach of Heathwood Hall High School in Columbia, South Carolina. 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 is married to the former Miranda Bailey.