South Florida strength coach resigns following suspension after Lynch comments

After being indefinitely suspended by the university following his tweet criticizing former defensive end Aaron Lynch, South Florida head strength and conditioning coach Hans Straub resigned Tuesday.

"USF Athletics has high expectations for each and every student-athlete, coach and staff member," South Florida athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement. "To that end, I have accepted the resignation of Hans Straub from the position of head strength and conditioning coach. I thank him for his contributions to USF Athletics and wish him well in his future endeavors. A national search for his replacement will begin immediately."

After Lynch was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 150th pick of the NFL draft in the fifth round, Straub tweeted "Thought an organization with 5 Super Bowl titles would have a stricter draft criteria. Clearly, integrity & character are not a priority."

He then deleted the tweet and his account is private.

Lynch transferred from South Florida after his freshman season in 2011 at Notre Dame. A four-star recruit out of high school, he had five sacks in 2013 and was expected by many to make more of an impact. South Florida head coach Willie Taggart is close friends with San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and vouched for Lynch before the draft.

Straub was in his first season as the Bulls' head strength and conditioning coach. He was previously an assistant performance coach at Stanford for two seasons.

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