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Marcus Lattimore joining South Carolina's staff

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One of South Carolina's most revered former players is returning to the garnet and black.

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

Lattimore publicly confirmed the news in this exclusive interview with Mike Uva of WachFox. Lattimore's role is defined there as director of player personnel whereas a release from Heathwood Hall says Lattimore will serve as a spiritual advisor/chaplain in the player development department.

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“It is a pretty full circle moment to be able to go back to my university and help them,” Lattimore said in the interview. “I’ve kept in contact with so many people around the university – in particular coach Muschamp. I’m just really excited about this new endeavor of being director of player development for the football team at the University of South Carolina.”

Lattimore served as an assistant football coach at Heathwood Hall in 2016 and as the team's head coach in 2017.

While Lattimore's role with the Marcus Lattimore Foundation kept him from joining the Carolina staff in a non-coaching role when Muschamp first arrived in Columbia, Lattimore tells Uva that he has worked it out with the NCAA and compliance to keep his foundation, though there are limits on his involvement with some of the foundation's programs.

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