Missouri fires defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross

Missouri fires defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross. (MGN Online)

DeMontie Cross is no longer the defensive coordinator at Missouri, according to a release from the school.

Head Coach Barry Odom commented on the firing of Cross in the release.

"I am very appreciative of all that DeMontie has done for Mizzou, and am sorry that this did not work out, however, after careful evaluation, I believe it is important to make this change now," Odom said.

Cross lasted just one full season (2016) as defensive coordinator at Missouri. The Tigers' defense has given up 74 points in two games this year.

Odom told reporters on the weekly SEC teleconference that he will call the defensive plays.

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