COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — First-year Missouri defensive line coach Jethro Franklin has been fired a day after Tennessee ran for 452 yards and scored on 10 of 11 offensive possessions in a 62-24 blowout at Faurot Field.
Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz said in a statement that “a change in direction at the defensive line coach was needed.”
Defensive analyst Al Davis will move into a full-time coaching role.
Franklin was hired in January to replace Brick Haley, who was replaced by Drinkwitz after his first season in charge.
Missouri plays North Texas on Saturday.