University of South Florida strength and conditioning coach Hans Straub has resigned after being initially suspended by head coach Willie Taggert after he had a critical tweet regarding former Bulls defensive lineman Aaron Lynch, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
USF strength coach Hans Straub, who sent critical tweet about USF DE Aaron Lynch’s character, has resigned
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 13, 2014
247Sports’ Josh Newberg reported that Straub was suspended for this tweet earlier on Tuesday, “@CoachStraubUSF: Thought an organization with 5 Super Bowl titles would have a stricter draft criteria. Clearly, integrity & character are not a priority.”
Lynch was taken in the fifth round by the 49ers which prompted the above tweet by the now former USF coach and 49ers head coach Jim harbaugh admitted he and the team had some reservations about drafting Lynch before Taggart vouched for Lynch.
In a conference call with the Bay Area media after he was drafted, Lynch addressed the issues he has had in his past.
“Regular mistakes a person at my age makes,” he said. “Just most mistakes that most people my age make. They weren’t mistakes like robbing, things like that. But they’re mistakes that weren’t supposed to happen associated with football and I chose to do those things, so those things hurt me in the end. But I’m just happy that my opportunity is finally — I’ve been waiting my whole life to be drafted.”