Kentucky has filled its vacant defensive coordinator position from within, as the school announced Monday that linebackers/special teams coach Matt House will take the position.
The defensive coordinator spot opened earlier this month when D.J. Eliot left for the same post at Colorado, and head coach Mark Stoops has deemed House the man for the job.
“I’m very excited to name Matt our defensive coordinator,” Stoops said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of experience and great passion for the game. In just one year, Matt has made a very good impression as the special teams coordinator and as a defensive coach. As the special teams coordinator, I’ve seen Matt’s leadership in front of the entire team.”
“I appreciate the opportunity Coach Stoops is giving me,” House said. I’m excited to continue building the vision he has for the program and I’m excited to continue to grow and improve as a defensive unit.”
House faces a big task ahead with the Wildcats' defense, as that unit ranked 86th in the country last season in points allowed per game at 31.3.
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