Jethro Franklin

Miami’s defensive line coach leaves for opportunity with Oakland Raiders

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After five years of being a part of Al Golden‘s staffs with the Temple Owls and the Miami Hurricanes, Jethro Franklin is returning to the NFL.

SI.com’s Thayer Evans reported that Franklin will take over as defensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders as a part of Jack Del Rio‘s new staff.

It was simply too tempting of an offer for the position coach to turn down:

Prior to his stints under Golden, Franklin spent the 2009 campaign with the USC Trojans. It was his second stint with the Men of Troy but his first since 2005.

This won’t be Franklin’s first taste of the NFL, though.

From 2000-04, he guided the Green Bay Packers’ defensive line. There was also stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Houston Texans sandwiched between his stops at USC.

“I could not be happier for Jethro and his family,” Golden said in a statement, per the Miami Herald. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work where he grew up and to join his father and family in Oakland. We can’t thank Jethro enough for everything he has done for our program.”