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.
Miami DL coach Jethro Franklin expected to accept same job w/ Oakland Raiders per sources.— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) February 6, 2015
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>— 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.