Marcus Lattimore Talks New Job At South Carolina

Newly appointed South Carolina’s Director of Player Development Marcus Lattimore is back home, where he played his college football.

Hired in January, Lattimore has embraced his new job and the former Gamecock running back is excited fo e the future.

“You know when they say when you find a job you love you’ll never work a day in your life? That’s currently what I’m experiencing,” Lattimore said, according to 247Sports. “I’m loving every second of it, just growing the relationships with the guys, getting to know them a little bit better.”

Lattimore is the head of the Beyond Football program and is embracing his new mentoring role.

“You know when they say when you find a job you love you’ll never work a day in your life? That’s currently what I’m experiencing,” Lattimore said. “I’m loving every second of it, just growing the relationships with the guys, getting to know them a little bit better.”

“My main job is being a mentor to them and making sure they know the truth in life when they leave the university it’s been great,” Lattimore said. “Those guys in the locker room know they can call me 24/7, night and day. It’s really all about love. Love is strong and love is serious business.”

Lattimore is already making an impact, with a meaningful team building/bonding experience with the help of thought leader/speaker Derek Greenfield, an event that resonated with players.

“Unbelievable day, something you cannot replicate,” Lattimore said of the event. “Our speaker came in and really challenged our guys with questions that men don’t talk about, personal questions. There were a few guys that stood up and shared all of their scars. We got closer as a team and there were some tears shed. I think we got better that day.”

While Lattimore has been busy, he points to a day with the team from Founders Federal Credit Union where he learned some financial tips.

“All of it has been great,” Lattimore said. “I think all of it has been beneficial and it’s added value to their life, but them getting the chance to learn about finances in an interactive way with Bruce Brumfield and his team that was cool to be a part of because I know they got something out of it. I think it planted a seed that maybe I need to start budgeting a little better too. That’s probably my favorite.”

While Lattimore is no longer donning pads, he is there to support the players.

“I spent a lot of time obviously with the offense and sharing things with the running backs. But offense, defense, every body works hard,” Lattimore said.

“That’s something that’s not up for negotiation in this organization. That’s been cool to see. You look across college football, I look back at my days. We didn’t work hard every day. It’s expected and it’s demanded every single day here by our leaders of the team.”

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