The former 49ers fourth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft who was plagued by a knee injury is returning to his alma mater to join University of SC head coach Will Muschamp's coaching staff.
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. "He has a coordinator's mentality and is an outstanding young coach".
The 46-year-old Muschamp earned $3 million per year in his first two seasons at SC, but gets a raise to $4.2 million in 2018.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina record-holder Marcus Lattimore is returning to the Gamecocks as director of player development and life skills.
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. 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 returned for his junior year and had some promising performances before he suffered an even more disastrous injury to his other knee.
"No one will relate to our players about dealing with success and facing adversity more than Marcus".
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. He was eventually drafted in the fourth round in 2013 by the 49ers, but he was never able to return to his original form. He's now married to the former Miranda Bailey.