Report: USF suspends coach for Lynch tweet
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A member of USF's coaching staff has reportedly been suspended for a tweet regarding new San Francisco 49ers rookie Aaron Lynch.
Bulls strength and conditioning coach Hans Straub tweeted the following after the 49ers took Lynch in the fifth round of the draft Saturday: "Thought an organization with 5 Super Bowl titles would have a stricter draft criteria.
247Sports reported the suspension, and South Florida coach Willie Taggart told local reporters Tuesday he was disappointed in Straub's tweet.
Lynch, who transferred to South Florida from Notre Dame, was considered by NFL scouts as highly talented, but he does come with some character concerns, which the 49ers acknowledged after drafting him.
Taggart and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh are close friends, and 49ers general manager Trent Baalke met extensively with Lynch during the player's recent visit with the team.