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“After a careful review, I believe a change in direction at the defensive line coach was needed,” Drinkwitz said. “Jethro is a professional and man of high character, and we wish him all the best moving forward.”
The program announced defensive analyst Al Davis will move into a full-time coaching role with the defensive line for the rest of the 2021 season.
SB Nation reports Franklin was hired in January 2021 with a decades-long resume as a defensive line coach at both the college and professional levels. He served as DL coach for the Oakland Raiders when Khalil Mack emerged onto the NFL scene, the article states.
Mizzou is 2-3 overall — defeating only Central Michigan and Southeast Missouri State — and has allowed at least 24 points each game.