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UPDATE: Matt House will stay at Kentucky

How about some more good news to get your Saturday night started?

Yesterday morning, ESPN’s Field Yates reported Kentucky defensive coordinator Matt House was expected to leave the program to join the Kansas City Chiefs as their linebackers coach.

Tonight, KSR has learned that Kentucky may be keeping their talented defensive mind after all.

Sources tell KSR that the House-to-Kansas City talks may have been premature, and it is now “very likely” he stays at Kentucky as defensive coordinator.

House’s defense at Kentucky this past season finished as the No. 6 scoring defense and No. 23 total defense in all of college football, a unit that ultimately led the Wildcats to their best record since 1977.

To turn down a franchise set up to contend for Super Bowls for the next several years in favor of Kentucky is absolutely massive for the program.


The University of Kentucky has confirmed that Matt House has turned down Kansas City’s offer and will remain as the team’s defensive coordinator.

Massive news for the Kentucky football program.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

49 responses to “UPDATE: Matt House will stay at Kentucky”

  1. CahillsCrossingNT

    Why don’t we just wait to hear what Matt House says? Only what he says matters.

    1. Luether


  2. N-UR-i


  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door


    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      If it’s true of course.

  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    “To turn down a franchise set up to contend for Super Bowls for the next several years in favor of Kentucky is absolutely massive for the program.“

    I can see your point, but he may also be hesitant to take a job as a position coach rather than a DC at this point.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I have no idea who that is.

      Hey, I couldn’t have blamed him if he took it, especially since a lot of these guy’s ultimate dream is to be an NFL HC (and he would have his foot in the door), and KC may have offered him more money. However, I still think some coaches would look at this move as a lateral one in some ways even if they don’t consider it a step down. Just my 2 cents, which is about what it’s worth.

  5. JackEsq



    I was about to post this morning that he was going to turn them down and stay…no inside info; just had a hunch that Stoops and co may be “announcing” this potential interest and then promoting the heck out of their guys turning other jobs down. UGA, now Chiefs. Shoulda posted this a.m. ..LoL

  7. drew_123

    Great news

  8. michaelb

    Football news has become so stupid around here . I’m so tired of the wishy washness andjumping the gun on everything and so on . They need to make it where you can completely filter out the off season grid iron news .

    1. Memphis UK Cat

      You know, I guess you don’t understand sports and how things change so quickly. Don’t read KSR until August then.

    2. Skooms

      +1 Memphis!

    3. satcheluk

      You are free to go somewhere else.

    4. N-UR-i

      Memphis is spot on. Stop reading them my friend. Why the need to pew pew on everything?

    5. michaelb

      Hahaha you guys sound like idiots . Why do you care where I go? Lol you shouldn’t . You guys enjoy fake news too much . You’re not gonna change my opinion sorry fuggos

  9. kykats

    Great!!! Barney is winning me over!!

  10. jahanc2uky

    Our coaching staff & Gunner coming back is HUGE!!

  11. gwhittle

    Chief Nation now reporting they never offered him a job

    1. michaelb


    2. krautdog

      Same as Georgia & Gran!

    3. notFromhere

      Chief Nation now reporting that michaelb told them not to hire him in an anonymous blog post on another site he didn’t want to read, but was somehow forced to read anyway against his will. FbI (facebook investigated) put out a statement that michaelb’s myspace account was hacked and each of his 3 friends or followers were just accounts setup by michaelb. More news later

    4. JASUN74

      Notfromhere for the win!!! Lmao. Well done my brother!! In my opinion we don’t get near enough Football news and anything about it is more than welcomed!! This is a huge victory for the cats, as well as or defensive players. They’re all improving soo much and this will only help with their development. Big time News for Stoops and the entire program. Very good day to be a Kentucky Football fan. Wooohooo!!

  12. John Capilari

    News of fat salary increase at 11:00

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      That’s what I’m thinking.

  13. ukkatzfan

    Yahtzee !!!

  14. BluesBrother

    Words cannot express how key this is.

    1. JASUN74

      Amen brother!! It’s very important for the continued success of our program and we’re definitely better after this news. All these small wins are adding up and it really proves that our Leaders are serious about changing and competing for a Championship one day. This is another great step in the right direction and for this Cat fan, it’s a great win! Thanks BluesBrother!!

  15. J-Dub421

    Holy crap! That’s great news!

  16. JasonEaton

    So awesome!!!

  17. satcheluk

    This might be better news than any recruits we got.

    1. notFromhere

      Yes sir.

  18. Paperbagface

    Dawg Nation said he was never offered the KC job…

    1. ukkatzfan


  19. Wade

    It was offered days went by with no refusal from anyone! Stoops fielded the call and we got him! Yahtzeeeee!

  20. Wade

    I knew chiefs d coordinator was gone after Tom killed them with the same play over! Chiefs were better!

  21. cats646

    It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a party!!

  22. Booher

    Chief nation denies any offer

  23. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree

    UGA and KC have put out a joint statement stating they have never heard of Gran or House.

    1. JASUN74


  24. drew_123

    First UGA didn’t offer Gran now UK blocked House from going to KC. The spin zones the media create are getting laughable!

    1. JASUN74

      Sure drew. You just keep listening to jealous ass people. Damn haters giving me a headache. Lol.

  25. oruacat2

    PFT is reporting this as UK having a change of heart and NOT letting House out of his current contract.
    I want House to stay, but I hope it’s his choice.

    1. N-UR-i


    2. michaelb


  26. notFromhere

    If someone wanted a “filter” for off-season football news, they could take a step up and get a half-wit to not click on the articles for them.

    This was reported by someone at ESPN originally, not this site. A 2nd grader just noticed that the first time they read the article. And the other articles, so it’s not an “around here” thing for any nit wits that are trolling.

    Dont care why he’s not leaving. Dont care who said what. Dont care what or which fake fans say or think about the situation. I’m just glad our staff is intact for now.

    Good news is good news.

    … I’ll let yall get back to your troll fest. Pardon the interruption, trollB.

    1. JASUN74

      Damn right man. He’s a grown man and if he would’ve just wanted a raise he would’ve asked. If he wasn’t happy and wanted to leave, he could’ve. He wants to be apart of something extraordinary apparently!! I and a few real fans here see that this is fantastic new for the University of Kentucky. What the hell is wrong with the rest of you guys? Has Jerry Tipton gotten to you all after all these years? Lol. Anyway to the true Ky fans, this is awesome news guys and I’m as excited as I’ve ever been about the Football Program.

  27. bbn606

    Would it be possible to get an interview and put the rumors to rest?