Mizzou has fired defensive position coach Jethro Franklin, head coach Eliah Drinkwitz announced Sunday.

“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.”

Jethro Franklin was dismissed after Missouri's loss.

Jethro Franklin was dismissed after Missouri’s loss.
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The program introduced defensive analyst Al Davis will transfer right into a full-time teaching position with the defensive position for the remainder of the 2021 season.

SB Nation reports Franklin was employed in January 2021 with a decades-long resume as a defensive position coach at each the faculty {and professional} ranges. He served as DL coach for the Oakland Raiders when Khalil Mack emerged onto the NFL scene, the article states.

Tennessee running back Jabari Small, center, is chased by Missouri defensive back Shawn Robinson, right, and Blaze Alldredge, left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Columbia, Mo. 

Tennessee operating again Jabari Small, heart, is chased by Missouri defensive again Shawn Robinson, proper, and Blaze Alldredge, left, through the first half of an NCAA faculty soccer sport Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Columbia, Mo. 
(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker, right, scores a touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Columbia, Mo.

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker, proper, scores a landing through the second quarter of an NCAA faculty soccer sport in opposition to Missouri Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Columbia, Mo.
(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

His firing also comes less than a day after Mizzou’s embarrassing 62-24 loss to Tennessee at house.

Mizzou is 2-3 overall — defeating solely Central Michigan and Southeast Missouri State — and has allowed no less than 24 factors every sport.