Report: Frank Martin To Take South Carolina Head Coaching Job

Mar 15, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kansas State Wildcats head coach Frank Martin reacts against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles during the first half in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Wildcats won 70-64. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Well it appears that the relationship between Frank Martin and K-State athletic director John Currie was completely fractured as word has come down that Martin has accepted the South Carolina job. Despite the constant rumors of discord between Martin and Currie the move is still somewhat curious.

The Gamecocks won only a total of ten games last season and compete in a division with Kentucky, Florida, Vanderbilt and Missouri. Going from Kansas State to South Carolina can only be described at best as a lateral move for Martin.

Now that Martin has left K-State it will be up to Currie to try and make a home run hire to compensate for the loss. It is so early in the process that no one is quite sure of which coaches are or will be on Currie's shortlist. The name that constantly gets thrown out due to a prior relationship at Tennessee is Bruce Pearl but that would probably be considered a longshot.

This story is just getting started at Kansas State and the next few days should be interesting.

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