Marcus Lattimore returns to SC as director of player development

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Former star running back Marcus Lattimore is back on board with the SC football team as the director of player development.

"Two short years ago we were coming off three wins". "I've kept in contact with so many people around the university - in particular coach Muschamp". "He has a coordinator's mentality and is an outstanding young coach". Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp also added the NCAA-approved 10th assistant coach by promoting Kyle Krantz.

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. Krantz was placed in charge of quality control for the offense in 2013, working primarily with the wide receivers, and for the defense in 2014, working with the defensive backs.

Muschamp, who is 15-11 in two seasons at SC, will make $4.2 million next fall. His career was slowed by a catastrophic injury he sustained to his left knee which massively hurt his draft stock.

Lattimore was one of the most beloved players in USC history. He set a SC record with 38 rushing touchdowns and finished sixth in school history with 2,677 rushing yards. "He will be a great addition to our program". After suffering multiple knee injuries in college, including a gruesome injury his junior year at SC that tore every ligament in his right knee and required surgery by specialist Dr. James Andrews, Baalke took a gamble on Lattimore in the fourth round.

Lattimore spent 2017 as the head varsity coach at Heathwood Hall in Columbia.

He is married to the former Miranda Bailey.

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