Expected Chiefs LB Coach Matt House To Stay At Kentucky

University of Kentucky defensive coordinator Matt House will remain with the Wildcats rather than join the Chiefs as the team’s linebackers coach, Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones tweets.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Terez Paylor [Twitter link], Kentucky decided to not let House out of his contract after originally agreeing to a buyout. Paylor notes that House wanted to be with the Chiefs.

Earlier in the week, it was reported that House was expected to join the Chiefs, reuniting him with new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who he previously worked with while serving as a quality control coach and assistant linebackers coach with the Rams.

House emerged as a hot name in 2018 after leading the Wildcats to the No. 6 scoring defense in the country. That unit was led by Josh Allen, a standout pass-rushing linebacker who is expected to be taken in the top 10 of the upcoming NFL Draft.

The search will continue for the Chiefs, who are looking for a replacement for Mike Smith, who joined the Packers in January in a similar role. The team’s inside linebackers coach, Mark Deleone, also left the team, joining the Bears in the same capacity.

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8 comments on “Expected Chiefs LB Coach Matt House To Stay At Kentucky

  1. goldenmisfit

    After seeing that Kansas City defense this year don’t blame house for staying with Kentucky.

    • Ironman_4life

      Who would wanna work for Andy Reid and get to watch the MVP play.

    • troll_smasher

      Golden: Coaches are like those girls that sit around with their GF’s and talk about a guy, saying “I can fix him”. I’m sure he want that chance

    • adamontheshore

      Did you actually read the article? it contradicts what you wrote.

  2. afsooner02

    Kinda crappy on Kentucky to change their minds after initially letting him go….how much desire is this LB coach gonna have now since the school screwed him over.

  3. saluelthpops

    Matt House to Kentucky: “I’ve had a change of heart and would prefer to stay at Kentucky, especially after you promised me a big raise to stay. However, if I go back on my word I’ll be compared to Josh McDaniels and might not ever get another NFL offer. How about throwing me a bone and tell everyone you’ve decided not to allow me to go. I save face and you get to keep your defensive coordinator.”
    Kentucky: “Done.”

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