Source: Former South Carolina running backs coach Sands joining UTSA staff

Former South Carolina and N.C. State running backs coach Everette Sands will join the Texas-San Antonio staff as the running backs coach, a source told FOX Sports Saturday.

The 44-year-old Sands helped Steve Spurrier produce back-to-back 11-win seasons in 2012 and 2013. In Sands' first season with the Gamecocks, the team lost star running back Marcus Lattimore to a gruesome injury, but back-ups Kenny Miles and freshman Mike Davis stepped in and the team still won its final five games. The next season, Davis finished with 1,183 yards, the fourth-highest single-season rushing mark in school history.

Sands and new UTSA head coach Frank Wilson -- a former running backs coach himself -- will have their work cut out for them. They take over a program that ranked No. 93 in yards per carry in 2015 and ranked No. 115 in 2014.