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South Carolina Football: Recruiting update

South Carolina football has been synonymous with success for much of Steve Spurrier’s time in Columbia.  The team had three straight 11-2 seasons from 2011-2013, but suffered through a disappointing 2014 season.  Winning football games didn’t come by accident.  The biggest reason for success was an incredible run on the recruiting front.  The likes of Stephon Gilmore, Jadeveon...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Marcus Lattimore, Browns, & Titans

Draft Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong will enter the NFL Draft. (Bruce Feldman) Marcus Lattimore Former 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore will return to the University of South Carolina as an ambassador after he retired from the NFL. “I’ll most likely work with the university, coach (Ray) Tanner, president (Harris) Pastides, coach (Steve) Spurrier, whatever they need me to do,”...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Marcus Lattimore Discusses His Retirement, His Role At South Carolina On ‘We Need To Talk’

Marcus Lattimore’s early retirment was deeply disappointing for those, especially South Carolina fans, who followed his college career. Lattimore was a star running back for the Gamecocks, but was never able to recover from an awful 2012 knee injury to play in the NFL. Now, Lattimore is going back to finish his degree at South Carolina, and will have a role with Steve Spurrier’s...
Via College Spun
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Boz, Lattimore and appreciating collegiate greatness

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, former South Carolina Gamecocks star running back Marcus Lattimore, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers but has spent his year-plus career..... The post Brian Bosworth, Marcus Lattimore And Appreciating Collegiate Greatness appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier guarantees Marcus Lattimore position at South Carolina

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has let former Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore know that there's a position for him at the university. Lattimore, who suffered two major knee injuries with the Gamecocks, informed the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday that he will retire from the NFL. Spurrier said Lattimore's surgically repaired knee was not responding the way everyone hoped...
Via Fox Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurrier: Lattimore can return to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has let former Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore know that there's a position for him at the university. Lattimore, who suffered two major knee injuries with the Gamecocks, informed the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday that he will retire from the NFL. Spurrier said Lattimore's surgically repaired knee was not responding...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurrier says Marcus Lattimore can come back to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says San Francisco running back Marcus Lattimore his considering retiring from the NFL and he has told the former Gamecocks star that there's a place for him at the university. Spurrier said Wednesday Lattimore was weighing his options but the player's surgically repaired knee was not responding the way everyone hoped. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Lattimore Releases Statement About Retirement, Will Return To South Carolina To Complete Degree

Sadly, football fans will not have the chance to see former South Carolina standout running back Marcus Lattimore play in the NFL. The former Gamecock star officially announced his retirement in a statement today, calling the gruesome knee injury he suffered in 2012 “insurmountable.” In the statement, Lattimore outlined his plans for the future, which include returning to South...
Via College Spun
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Lattimore Releases Statement About Retirement

Marcus Lattimore has decided to retire from the NFL according to the 49ers official site. RB Marcus Lattimore has informed the #49ers he intends to retire. READ: http://t.co/2yOHa2HcxX pic.twitter.com/ja2BSdeFfA — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 5, 2014 Lattimore and 49ers GM Trent Baalke both released statements: “This was a very difficult decision for Marcus and...
Via Thacover2
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier Says South Carolina Will Find A Job For Former RB Marcus Lattimore If He Wants One

According to a report that came out on Monday, former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is expected to retire. Lattimore suffered a knee injury during his junior year as a Gamecock, and due to various issues with his knee, he hasn’t played in a game since 2012. Today, Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said that if Lattimore wanted to come back and work at the school in...
Via College Spun
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurrier says there's place for Lattimore

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says San Francisco running back Marcus Lattimore his considering retiring from the NFL and he has told the former Gamecocks star that there's a place for him at the university. Spurrier said Wednesday Lattimore was weighing his options but the player's surgically repaired knee was not responding the way everyone hoped. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier: Marcus Lattimore Has A Job Waiting At South Carolina

Marcus Lattimore is pondering walking away from football after he was unable to get his knee to respond. If Lattimore ultimately does decide playing football isn’t for him anymore, he can always return to the place where he gave up so much. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that Lattimore, a former Gamecocks star whose gutty returns from two serious knee injuries...
Via Thacover2
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Marcus Lattimore is contemplating his NFL future

It’s has been a few years since San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore suffered a gruesome knee injury when his was playing for the South Carolina Gamecocks. Coming into this week, many people thought that Lattimore would be making his NFL debut this past Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.But after experiencing soreness in his knee, plans have been put on hold for Lattimore....
Via No Guts, No Glory
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football Fans Going Off On The NCAA After Hearing Of Marcus Lattimore’s Reported Retirement

Monday morning, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan tweeted a bit of news that would be sure to upset any college football fan. San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore, who last took the field for the South Carolina Gamecocks in 2012, is reportedly retiring due to ongoing knee troubles. Lattimore suffered two major knee injuries in college and is rumored to have torn his MCL last...
Via College Spun
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Could 49ers’ RB Marcus Lattimore be considering retirement?

visa BSO In 2012 while a member of the South Carolina Gamecocks, San Franisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore suffered one of the most gruesome sports injuries in recent memory.  Playing against the Tennessee Volunteers, Lattimore received the ball only for him to get tackled in such a way that his knee went one way while the rest of him went the other. He tore every ligament...
Via Down and Distance
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 21 South Carolina seeks spark to running game

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) If No. 21 South Carolina can't run, it will have trouble winning - something Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier understands all too well. The 10th-year coach turned around a program that had just one 10-win season before he arrived with a clock-controlling run game and a defense salty enough to keep opponents in check. But that formula didn't work last week as the...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Scholarship For Walk-Ons Established at South Carolina in Honor of Former RB Marcus Lattimore

San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore must have made a tremendous impact on folks in and around the South Carolina Gamecocks program back in the day. Yeah, when he was healthy he was a beast on the field, but you don't name a scholarship after a player that has only been gone since 2012.Which someone has.@cwinston75South Carolina Athletics via The Garnett Way Campaign...
Via FatManWriting
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Preseason: Marcus Lattimore Gearing Up for "Rookie" Season

Marcus Lattimore was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of last year's draft with the 131st pick in the draft. The former South Carolina Gamecock was a tremendous talent at the running back position, and likely would have been the best in his class if it weren't for an unfortunate injury that took place on October 27, 2012.With about five minutes to go in the...
Via Football Nation
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Preseason: Marcus Lattimore Gearing Up for

Marcus Lattimore was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of last year's draft with the 131st pick in the draft. The former South Carolina Gamecock was a tremendous talent at the running back position, and likely would have been the best in his class if it weren't for an unfortunate injury that took place on October 27, 2012.With about five minutes to go in the...
Via Football Nation
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Lattimore: “I’m ready to play”

San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore has been eyeing a return to the field after having to sit out his entire rookie season. “After my injury, I just wanted to walk again,” Lattimore said on Friday to GoGamecocks.com. “It was tough, very tough. We’re a playoff team, so we play 20-plus games. Being on that sideline, we got so close to the Super Bowl title the...
Via Tireball.com
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers News: Marcus Lattimore's knee rehab is complete; ready to make an impact in San Francisco

San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore has revealed that he is ready to make his return to the field and to make his proper professional pro debut at the start of the 2014 season. Lattimore missed the entire 2013 season after the gruesome knee injury he suffered during his senior campaign at the University of South Carolina in 2012. Even though he was drafted prior...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: Preview of 2014 season

The fourth ranked South Carolina Gamecocks are coming off of their third straight 11-2 season, but expectations are even higher this year. Coach Steve Spurrier is hungry for an SEC title with the Gamecocks after coming agonizingly close this past season.  If not for an inexplicable loss at struggling Tennessee last year, the Gamecocks would have played in Atlanta in December. It’s...
Via isportsweb.com
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Niners RB Lattimore ready to run

Marcus Lattimore feels close to 100 percent and is counting down the days until he can run free and easy for the San Francisco 49ers. The former South Carolina tailback is back in his home state speaking to church groups and running youth clinics and camps. And through it all, he's got April 21st circled in red - that's when the 49ers open workouts and Lattimore has the green light...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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