Following the 62-24 loss at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers, Missouri realized it needed to make some changes on defense.

The Tigers defense let up 683 total yards of offense, and 458 of those yards were on the ground.

Eli Drinkwitz decided it was time to part ways with defensive line coach Jethro Franklin after that performance.

Drinkwitz spoke to media on Tuesday on what led to the decision:

Drinkwitz also stated how the loss was not something that he takes lightly, but isn’t ready to give up just yet moving forward:

Missouri will look to regain its footing against North Texas at home on Saturday. The Tigers face the Mean Green at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.