So we were met with the news Tuesday afternoon that Pete Lembo is leaving Ball State to take a job with the Maryland Terrapins. This caught a lot of people by surprise, and there were obviously some mixed reactions. The consensus seems to be that Lembo didn't address the team or recruits and pretty much everyone was caught off guard.
Some folks were sad to see him go, some quite happy, while most were pretty much shocked.
Here are just a few of the reactions from the twitterverse.
If you're wondering what he'll make as an assistant at Maryland, Pete Lembo was making $514k at Ball State. So, he won't be cheap.— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) December 22, 2015
. @Pete_Lembo did an outstanding job at Ball State. He will do great things at Maryland. #GoBallState— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) December 22, 2015
PETE LEMBO ROBBED US FOR HALF A MIL EACH YEAR JUST TO NOT MAKE BOWL GAMES. DONT COME BACK TRAITOR https://t.co/ERJyywDj0Y— Sad Lorde II (@NoLyyfe) December 22, 2015
Pete Lembo leaving the Ball State job to be an assistant at Maryland just reinforces my opinion that Muncie is a terrible, terrible place.— Walker Carey (@walkerRcarey) December 22, 2015
Forever grateful for the opportunity Coach @Pete_Lembo gave me..best of luck at Maryland— Kadin Booker (@KadinBooker_) December 22, 2015
Would like to thank @Pete_Lembo for giving me the opportunity to play football at Ball State, good luck to you at Maryland— Nick Traub (@ntraub34) December 22, 2015
Well congrats @Pete_Lembo on your new position I'm sure you'll make a positive impact @MarylandPride— Aaron Taylor (@1flight37) December 22, 2015
It's a great day for @BallStateFB— Ryan Summers (@theSUMMERSmine_) December 22, 2015
Dam we had to find out through Twitter smh— Sean Wiggins (@Swiggy33) December 22, 2015
Lembo's last two years as BSU coach... not good. Lembo's overall career at BSU... not bad. Great guy, but I think it was time.— Rob Connett (@RobertConnett) December 22, 2015
Ball State is without a coach and IU is playing their bowl. Safe to say today is not the best in BSU history.— OverThePylon (@OverThePylon) December 22, 2015
@MamaBearWiggins that is absolutely shameful. Players always deserve the heads up before anyone else. Anyone.— OverThePylon (@OverThePylon) December 22, 2015
This whole Lembo thing shows that timing is absolutely everything. From head coach ACC interviews a couple years back to a coordinator. Wow— OverThePylon (@OverThePylon) December 22, 2015
Since 2013, four Group of 5 head coaches have resigned to become assistants: Pete Lembo, Dan Enos, Garrick McGee, DeWayne Walker.— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) December 22, 2015
I DONT BLAME ANY COACH FOR LEAVING BUT I DIBT LIKE FUBDING OUT THERE OTHER COACHES!!!!!!!— John Swisher (@johnswisher75) December 22, 2015
Gonna miss Pistol Pete next year. Thanks for the great years of football @Pete_Lembo! #ChirpChirp— Peter Hoffman (@petey_hoffman) December 22, 2015
So happy for my brothers on the team may have to make a comeback #ChirpChirp— McKenzee Nash (@McKenzee25Nash) December 22, 2015
Pete Lembo is a GREAT coach. Huge pickup for MD. Recent offensive hires are almost as strong as the defensive hires made. & that says a lot!— Inside the Shell (@InsidetheShell1) December 22, 2015
People forget that this a business don't take it personal...— Aaron Taylor (@1flight37) December 22, 2015