Frank Martin a candidate at South Carolina?

According to a report from Rivals.com Frank Martin could be a candidate for the vacant head coaching position at South Carolina.

Rivals, citing an anonymous source, reports that Martin has shown “heavy” interest in the job.

Martin has been linked to other coaching searches in the past, most notably last year when the Miami job came open. Fans and media speculated for weeks about whether he would want to return to his roots in Florida, but Miami never showed much interest and ended up hiring Jim Larranaga.

It doesn’t seem like Martin has any kind of connection with South Carolina, especially considering the job would be a step down. The Gamecocks went 10-21 this season and won two SEC games before parting ways with Darrin Horn. K-State has played in three straight NCAA Tournaments and returns all but one scholarship senior next season. Many expect the Wildcats to be better next season. The Gamecocks will be in rebuilding mode.

Other names that have been mentioned for the South Carolina job are Tommy Amaker, Gregg Marshall and Shaka Smart.