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Matt House will Reportedly take job with Kansas City Chiefs

The first coaching loss of the offseason is a significant loss for the Kentucky football team.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, defensive coordinator Matt House is expected to leave Kentucky to be the linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.  House previously worked with new Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnoulo from 2009-11 on the St. Louis Rams’ staff.

House has spent three seasons in Lexington, the last two calling Kentucky’s defense.  Last year UK ranked sixth in scoring defense, and was Top 25 in passing and total defense.  This year House also made significant recruiting contributions, helping sign six from the state of Georgia, the most from any state.

The loss to the program stings.  There’s no other way to spin it.

UPDATE (8:30 am)

Sources tell KSR’s Matt Jones the deal is not yet finalized, but it’s very possible House makes the move back to the NFL.

UPDATE (9:15 am)

Jon Hale of the C-J echoes KSR’s report that House’s deal with the Chiefs is not yet final.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

29 Comments for Matt House will Reportedly take job with Kansas City Chiefs



  1. Cmart0907
    8:20 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah it hurts. But you really can’t blame the dude. Anybody would take the job too.



  2. Trueblue44
    8:25 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Well shit….



  3. LongTimeReader
    8:25 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Dean Hood got shot if the position is kept in house.



    • ClutchCargo
      9:55 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

      That would be terrible. Maybe Hood should be taken into protective custody? 😉



    • satcheluk
      2:00 pm February 8, 2019 Permalink

      Shooting him seems excessive.



  4. Fake JT
    8:26 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    This stinks, but happy for him. Matt House #LaFamilia



  5. Duuuuuude
    8:27 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Thankful for his time in Lexington!



  6. AirForceOne
    8:33 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    SEC OC vs NFL Position Coach. I wonder what the pay difference is?



    • foamfinger
      9:24 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

      I always wonder if the fact that you no longer have to recruit has a hand in it as well. My hypothesis is that Bob Stoops took the HC job for one of the new leagues partially because of that.



  7. KYjellyRoll
    8:33 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Much appreciated. Who is likely to replace him? Can’t blame him a bit.



  8. bluetide
    8:33 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    The emperor has no clothes!!!!



  9. AirForceOne
    8:33 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    ^DC, not OC



  10. JDizzle14
    8:37 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Wow……big-time loss for the program there…..



  11. Logic_Prevails
    8:40 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    It’s bittersweet. On the one hand you want your coaches to be good enough that other teams want them. On the other you just want them to stay and continue to build on the success they helped make. I feel good that we have at least two in-house options that can step in immediately in Dean Hood AND Brad White. Also don’t forget that Coach Stoops can fill the gap if he has to in a short-term situation but we will be fine.



  12. Kentuckybbnfan01
    8:48 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    He wouldn’t take that job thx for your services



  13. ghost of whackamo
    8:50 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    So here is a dream scenario. Promote Dean Hood to DC, let someone else on the staff take over special teams or hire a special teams coordinator and bring in Ed Reed to coach DB’s. I know he wasn’t interested a few years ago, but maybe he is ready now.



  14. RackEmWillie
    8:58 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Shew, I was worried it was going to be Gran that left.



    • JDizzle14
      9:07 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

      LOL



  15. mothandras
    8:58 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Oh no! We suck again!



  16. bbn606
    9:07 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t this is as big of a loss as you think. Stoops had to take over the defense from him during the previous season.



  17. RealCatsFan
    9:16 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Never thought I would say this a few years ago, but in Stoops we trust.



  18. gasman01
    9:16 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Wonder if this costs us any defensive recruits…



  19. DWBluetoo
    10:01 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Hope he stays for continuity sake. But if he goes, I think we will be aight.



  20. Jiminy Crickets
    10:16 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    Notice how this news broke after signing day?



    • gasman01
      10:33 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

      I thought the same thing….



    • notFromhere
      11:33 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

      Notice how ignorant people look commenting on something when the head coach addressed these things yesterday. He was pretty specific that keeping everyone among the staff in house was not done.



  21. notFromhere
    11:31 am February 8, 2019 Permalink

    When you write that everything “stings” and everything “hurts,” it no longer means sht when something comes along that really does.

    This was the most feared thing that could have come from this season. This sucks.