Ex-RB Marcus Lattimore joins SC coaching staff

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Former South Carolina All-American running back Marcus Lattimore will start Monday in an off-the-field role.

Marcus Lattimore is back in football.

He is the founder of the Marcus Lattimore Foundation, which is committed to the youth and initiatives which emphasize Christian values, character, life-skills development, education, and health and wellness in SC, and has most recently served as the head football coach at Heathwood Hall prep school in Columbia.

"It is a pretty full-circle moment to be able to go back to my university and help them", Lattimore said in the interview. In the a year ago, he'd earn $5.2 million.


SC coach Will Muschamp received a six-year, $28.2 million contract after leading the Gamecocks to a nine-win season, the school announced Friday.

However, he worked out the problem as he can still have his foundation, he is just unable to be involved with it directly to prevent recruiting violations. "I can still have my foundation and I can still do the things that I want to do but I can't be present at those events".

Lattimore's final two seasons at SC (2011 and 2012) were disrupted by knee injuries, but he still set school records with 41 total touchdowns and 38 rushing touchdowns in his career. He returned for his junior year and had some promising performances before he suffered an even more disastrous injury to his other knee.

Though the San Francisco 49ers drafted Lattimore in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, he never appeared in a regular-season game.

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