What Kyle Krantz adds to SC football staff

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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.

University of SC head football coach Will Muschamp has named former Gamecock standout Marcus Lattimore as the Director of Player Development - Life Skills and the Beyond Football program, it was announced today.

According to Lou Bezjak of The State, Lattimore will be the director of player development on Will Muschamp's staff. "I've kept in contact with so many people around the university - in particular Coach Muschamp".

Lattimore will start his new job Monday. In the previous year, he'd earn $5.2 million.

SC football coach Will Muschamp tapped longtime staffer Kyle Krantz to fill the Gamecocks' 10th assistant coach spot.

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.

"It is a pretty full-circle moment to be able to go back to my university and help them", Lattimore told WACH Fox 57 in Columbia, South Carolina.

"I can't technically be involved in my foundation's programs". His NFL career was cut short by knee injuries and so now he's come back to bring his beloved school back to national prominence.

Lattimore spent three years with the Gamecocks as a running back, rushing for 2,677 yards and 38 touchdowns.

Despite the knee injuries, Lattimore was a fourth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, but never played in an NFL game.