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Ex-South Carolina Star Marcus Lattimore Says Gamecocks' Backfield Is "Ridiculous"

Former South Carolina star Marcus Lattimore was an electrifying running back before injuries derailed his career. If anyone knows what good running backs look like, he does.

According to Lattimore, the current South Carolina backfield of Brandon Wilds, Dave Williams and Shon Carson is more than enough to make up for the loss of 2015 NFL Draft pick Mike Davis. 

">@BWilds_

This backfield is ridiculous @BWilds_@D_will33@ShonCarson2

— Marcus Lattimore (@MarcusLattimore) July 27, 2015

">@D_will33

This backfield is ridiculous @BWilds_@D_will33@ShonCarson2

— Marcus Lattimore (@MarcusLattimore) July 27, 2015

">@ShonCarson2

— Marcus Lattimore (@MarcusLattimore)

This backfield is ridiculous @BWilds_@D_will33@ShonCarson2

— Marcus Lattimore (@MarcusLattimore) July 27, 2015

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Of course, Lattimore is biased towards his alma mater. But it has to be a nice confidence boost for that trio of backs to be paid a compliment like that. 

All three runners saw action last year, with Wilds being the most productive (570 yards, four touchdowns). Williams rushed for 256 yards and Carson 141, with each contributing a pair of scores.