Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore announced his intention to return to the Gamecocks football program in a wide-ranging interview with WACH Fox sports anchor Mike Uva. Lattimore will be the director of player development for South Carolina’s football program. Here are some of the things Lattimore told the TV station:
-- “I don’t think I ever stopped being a Gamecock.”
-- “It is a pretty full circle moment to be able to go back to my university and help them. I’m really, really excited about it because I know the trajectory we are on as far as the football program goes.”
-- “(South Carolina’s ‘Beyond Football’ program) is exactly what it sounds like. This is (Coach Will Muschamp’s) program that he has brought and created and he wants me to direct that. It’s all about helping guys off the field. It’s about equipping them for life. As bad as guys want to go to the NFL, it just doesn’t happen for everybody.”
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-- “It was before (Muschamp) even got the job that we were talking about me being part of the program.”
-- “This job can go anyway that I want it to go. Will I probably be involved with the running backs in some capacity? Maybe, I don’t know.”
-- “That’s a lifelong dream to me, to run an NFL team.”