The third defensive assistant will not return in 2021

Another assistant coach in South Carolina Gamecock’s coaching staff will not return in 2021.

Former players Rod Wilson, who was hired earlier this year as a linebackers coach, will not be a member of Shane Beamerfirst coaching staff in Columbia. Wilson’s next destination is not yet known.

Previously, Wilson was an assistant special team coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, where he worked 2017-19. He first stayed as a coach in the NFL ending with a Super Bowl.

Wilson played in the NFL for the Bears, Buccaneers and Jaguars 2005-10. He was a seventh-round draft pick from South Carolina.

In 2013, Wilson was hired to coach linebackers at Charleston Southern. He stayed there until 2016 before making a brief stop as assistant coach at Furman

Wilson is the third South Carolina defensive assistant coach 2020 who will not be retained by Beamer. Defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson and special team coordinator Kyle Krantz were previously informed that they would not be kept aboard the Beamer.

Eric Wolford, who coached the 2017-2020 offensive, has already been hired to coach the position in Kentucky.

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