SOURCES: Matt House is taking the Kansas City job

Jack Pilgrimover 2 years


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The Matt House-to-Kansas City fiasco is finally over, but it's not a result that favors Kentucky. After ultimately deciding on staying at Kentucky rather than making the jump to coach Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, the AFC runner-up made a second run at the UK defensive coordinator last night. Now, sources tell KSR that House WILL, in fact, take the job with Kansas City and Kentucky will now have to look for a new defensive coordinator. This past Friday morning, ESPN's Field Yates reported that Kansas City was expected to hire House as the team's linebackers coach. After KSR broke the news on Saturday evening that House was likely staying at Kentucky, the school soon came out and confirmed that the UK defensive coordinator had turned down the Chiefs and would be staying at the school. Soon after, Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports! released a report indicating UK was not willing to let him out of his deal and that he wanted to join the Chiefs. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network also reported something similar. Sources tell KSR that while there may have been a contract issue on both sides, it had more to do with Kansas City not being willing to pay House's $150,000 buyout more than Kentucky being unreasonable in the negotiation process. After a second push by the Chiefs last night (and and agreement to pay the buyout), the deal was done. Now, House is heading to the NFL and Kentucky is left searching for a defensive coordinator.

------ UPDATE ------

Justin Rowland of says Kentucky outside linebackers coach Brad White is now the frontrunner to take over as defensive coordinator. [mobile_ad]

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