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Marcus Lattimore to join Will Muschamp’s staff at USC

tdominick@thestate.com

Will Muschamp’s first staff at South Carolina has added another familiar face – Marcus Lattimore.

A source close to Lattimore confirmed Wednesday night that the Gamecocks’ all-time leader in touchdowns will join Muschamp’s staff in May 2016.

Lattimore will not be a coach – instead, he will talk to the Gamecocks about life off the field beyond football, similar to what he does in his leadership academies through his foundation.

Lattimore can’t officially join the staff until he graduates in May, but he will serve a role that allows him to be around the program without the time-consuming rigors of an assistant coach.

Lattimore, who is marrying his high-school sweetheart on Saturday, was offered a position by Muschamp before Muschamp officially took the USC job. While coaching high school football in the future may be an option for Lattimore, he has consistently said the time demands of a college coach isn’t for him at this point.

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