South Florida assistant slams NFL draft pick from South Florida, gets suspended


Aaron Lynch, shown here playing for Notre Dame in 2011. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Most college assistant coaches are pretty happy when their former players get taken in the NFL draft. Not Hans Straub, strength and conditioning coach at South Florida. After former Bulls defensive end Aaron Lynch was taken in the fifth round Saturday by the San Francisco 49ers, Straub had this to say in a tweet that has since disappeared (Straub’s tweets are now protected):

@CoachStraubUSF:

Thought an organization with 5 Super Bowl titles would have a stricter draft criteria. Clearly, integrity & character are not a priority.”

Straub apparently doesn’t think highly of Lynch, who transferred to South Florida after a standout freshman season at Notre Dame in 2011. And while he was named first-team all-American Athletic Conference last season, his play didn’t approach the potential he showed as a freshman with the Fighting Irish.

Straub has been suspended indefinitely by the team for being such a hater.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.
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