Cue the Ryan laugh, because we’ve got some breaking news. According to FootballScoop.com, Kentucky’s inside linebackers coach Matt House will be promoted to defensive coordinator. House will take over for DJ Eliot, who left the program for Colorado a few weeks back.
House’s promotion is expected. After joining the staff in May 2016, House has done an excellent job as UK’s inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator. Prior to coaching at UK, he was a defensive coordinator at Florida International and Pitt, so he has experience at the position. This move also means Mark Stoops will likely remain involved with the defense after taking over for DJ Eliot midseason.
We’re awaiting confirmation from UK, but in the meantime, congrats, Coach House.