Update: USF Strength And Conditioning Coach Hans Straub Resigns After Tweet Criticizing 49ers Drafting Aaron Lynch
Update: According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Straub has resigned following his controversial tweet:
USF strength coach Hans Straub, who sent critical tweet about USF DE Aaron Lynch’s character, has resigned
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 13, 2014
Original: Defensive end Aaron Lynch, once a blue chip prospect coming out of high school, did not wind up having the college career that many expected. After a strong freshman year at Notre Dame, the Florida native decided to transfer closer to home, and wound up at USF, where he recorded six sacks in 2013, after sitting out in 2012 due to transfer rules.
Not everyone at South Florida was impressed with Lynch during his two years on campus, and when he went in the fifth round to San Francisco in this year’s NFL Draft, Bulls strength and conditioning coach Hans Straub criticized the 49ers for the pick, questioning their prioritization of “character”, a major knock against Lynch, one of his former players.
USF has suspended Straub , who quickly pulled the tweet down from his already private account, indefinitely. Seeing a coach criticize his own player being picked in a draft is not something that we see normally, and it definitely doesn’t help the USF program at all.