Marcus Satterfield brings ‘clean slate’ as Gamecocks new offensive coordinator

Posted April 14, 2021

By Matt Tantillo and Harrison Belk
Carolina News & Reporter
University of South Carolina

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A two-decade-old friendship, mentors at the NFL level and vast experience thrust new South Carolina football offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield into a position to make significant changes to the team’s offensive philosophy. 

The former Carolina Panthers assistant offensive line coach – respected on and off the field – is no stranger to strengthening football programs either, leaving his past ventures in a better place than when he arrived.

“Marcus was instrumental in rebuilding two championship college programs with me at both Temple and Baylor,” Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said in an interview with South Carolina athletics. “I think South Carolina is getting a tremendous offensive mind who will help build them into a perennial contender.”

The relationship between head coach Shane Beamer and Satterfield dates back 18 years when they were both graduate assistants for Tennessee. Even then, Beamer recognized Satterfield’s potential.

“[He was] somebody that, as a graduate assistant, it was obvious what kind of football knowledge [he has] and football coach he is,” Beamer said. “[He is] somebody that I’ve been friends with and somebody that I’ve had a lot of respect for over the years as a coach.

Beamer had an unexpected vacancy open up just a month into the new UofSC job when former offensive coordinator Mike Bobo left for a job at Auburn.

Bobo’s exit may have been a blessing in disguise, as Beamer knew he had the right man for the job lined up.

“Marcus was someone that I always had in mind, that I always knew I was going to hire here at South Carolina,” Beamer said. “When the situation with Coach Bobo was resolved, that was an easy phone call to make.”

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