Former Florida State star Derrick Nnadi did not take kindly to his name being used to promote Florida recruiting on Friday morning.
Florida assistant Sal Sunseri, who coached defensive ends while Nnadi was a defensive tackle at FSU, tweeted out a graphic of NFL players produced by the coaches on Dan Mullen’s staff. The Tweet has since been deleted, but here’s a screenshot:
But Nnadi took exception to being looped in with the rest of the 2018 draft picks here. And for good reason — Odell Haggins was his defensive line coach at FSU, not Sunseri.
Please don’t do this….you didn’t coach me and you left before Sweat got to FSU 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/iYFtvXmeNS
— Derrick Nnadi 🇳🇬 (@DerrickNnadi) May 11, 2018
Sunseri also claimed former FSU pass rusher Josh Sweat, which Nnadi correctly called out. By the time Sweat played a down for the Seminoles in 2015, Sunseri was an assistant coach for the Oakland Raiders.
This is far from the first time something like this has happened, though former Florida State coaches appear to be the most reckless offenders. Former Florida State safety Jalen Ramsey called out current Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher for a similar offense a few months ago.
“Don’t use me on a poster for a school I didn’t go to and for a coach who didn’t teach me how to be a DB,” Ramsey wrote.
Perhaps coaches will stop doing this after this latest incident, but that seems unlikely. And as USA Today columnist Dan Wolken noted, players calling out their former coaches is becoming more and more of a trend:
Seriously, former college football players publicly calling out their former coaches for using them to self-promote at new schools is my favorite trend in awhile
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) May 11, 2018