Missouri fires defensive coordinator after loss

Missouri coach Barry Odom wasn’t happy with defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross last year.

After yanking play-calling duties from him after seven games a year ago, Odom just finally threw up his hands and fired Cross over the weekend.

The school announced the move Sunday, a day after the Tigers (1-1) lost 31-13 to South Carolina and a week after they gave up 43 points to Football Championship Subdivision opponent Missouri State.

Cross’ firing is effective immediately, and no immediate replacement was named in the school’s announcement.

It comes ahead of the Tigers matchup with Purdue on Saturday.