South Carolina's Will Muschamp gets new 6-year, $28.2 million contract

Courtesy USC Athletics

Courtesy USC Athletics

Former Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore is going back to school to join the SC football team as a member of Will Muschamp's staff.

"No one knowns how to handle adversity and success as a Gamecock more than Marcus Lattimore", Muschamp told ESPN.

Lattimore was expected to take a position Muschamp's staff at USC two years ago.

After serving as a defensive coach with coordinating stints aplenty, Muschamp earned his first head coaching gig with the Florida Gators in 2011.

Krantz is a 2009 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree where he began his career as a student assistant for the defense from 2007-08 before becoming the linebackers coach at his alma mater from 2009-10. 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. His sophomore and junior seasons were abbreviated after sustaining major knee injuries.

Lattimore was one of the most beloved players in USC history. Lattimore set the school mark with 38 rushing touchdowns in his three seasons as tailback. "He will be a great addition to our program". He initially wanted to hire Lattimore as an advisor for the program, but the NCAA blocked the move because Lattimore was operating camps for high school prospects in the state of SC.

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

He is married to the former Miranda Bailey.

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