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REPORT: DL coach Jethro Franklin leaving for the NFL

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A report from Sports Illustrated says longtime DL coach Jethro Franklin is leaving Miami

Could DL coach Jethro Franklin be moving on to the NFL?
Could DL coach Jethro Franklin be moving on to the NFL?

Sports Illustrated senior writer Thayer Evans reported that Miami DL coach Jethro Franklin is expected to leave the Hurricanes for a job in the NFL.

UPDATE

FoxSports' Bruce Feldman confirmed Evans' report

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Miami?src=hash">#Miami</a> DL coach Jethro Franklin is leaving <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UM?src=hash">#UM</a> to join the Oakland Raiders staff, source tells <a href="https://twitter.com/FOXSports">@FoxSports</a>. 1st reported by SI.</p>&mdash; Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) <a href="https://twitter.com/BruceFeldmanCFB/status/563822196238196736">February 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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One of the main targets of criticism from fans, Franklin has had a tumultuous time in Miami. If he moves on to the NFL, that could open up a spot on the coaching staff for an upgrade. And, with the issues the defensive line has had with getting pressure and playing consistently in this mainly 2-gap reactionary scheme, a change at that coaching position may be a positive move.

More on this developing story as it becomes available.