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USF strength and conditioning coach suspended after criticizing Aaron Lynch

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Not everyone at South Florida was happy that former Bulls DE Aaron Lynch was taken in the fifth round of Saturday's NFL draft.

USF head strength and conditioning coach Hans Straub was suspended indefinitely after he sent a tweet critical of Lynch after he was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 150th pick. The tweet was subsequently deleted and Straub's account is private.

South Florida coach Willie Taggart talked about it during his AAC teleconference on Tuesday.

"I'm very disappointed in the tweet that you are talking about, Taggart said via RunningtheBulls.com. "Hans knows how disappointed I am."

Originally recruited to Notre Dame as a four-star defensive end, Lynch transferred to South Florida before the 2012 season. In 2013, he had five sacks and 29 tackles. In his only season at Notre Dame in 2011, he had 5.5 sacks. Because of that freshman season, expectations for his tenure at South Florida were elevated. However, he wasn't a dominant force at USF.

After he was drafted, Lynch called himself a first-round talent. Perhaps that talent made Straub say what he did.

“I am a first-round talent,” Lynch said via SFGate.com. “(But) I’ve made some mistakes in my past and I figured that’s what hurt me a little bit.”

Taggart is close friends with San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh, and Harbaugh said Taggart had put in a good word for Lynch.

“He believes that this is a good young man,” Harbaugh said to SFGate.com. “He needs direction. He needs good structure around him where he’s got guys, men that he would look up to. That he would have a chance to emulate. Feels that he’ll thrive in that kind of environment.”

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