With the retirement of longtime coach Steve Spurrier, the South Carolina Gamecocks have begun rebuilding the staff, starting with Will Muschamp.
Muschamp, 44, was announced as the 34th head coach at SC on Dec. 6, 2015 after leaving his post as defensive coordinator at Auburn.
Muschamp made an early splash, reportedly adding Marcus Lattimore to the staff, according to The State.
Lattimore's role will be unique, as he will not be a running backs coach or offensive assistant, as one could foresee. "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," according to the report.
Lattimore can't officially join the football staff until he graduates in May.
He finished his career at the school with 3,444 yards from scrimmage and 41 all-purpose touchdowns, and is the university's fifth all-time leading rusher.
The first-team All-SEC running back was a fourth-round draft pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2013 despite suffering two season-ending knee injuries, including one against the Tennessee Volunteers on Oct. 27, 2012 that saw him tear three of four ligaments.
Lattimore retired from the NFL on Nov. 5, 2014. He served most of his days on NFL injury lists and never appeared in a professional game.