Reports: Kentucky went back on negotiating with NFL team
New reports indicate there are more twists to the saga involving Kentucky defensive coordinator Matt House.
On Friday, ESPN NFL insider Field Yates reported that House was leaving to join the Kansas City Chiefs staff. Saturday, however, Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio said that the initial reports were premature and that signs were pointing to House staying in Lexington with the school later making the news official. New reports offer more details on the situation.
According to Yahoo! Sports senior NFL writer Terez A. Paylor and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the reason House is staying in Kentucky is because UK opted to not let him out of his contract after initially agreeing with Kansas City to negotiate the buyout. Both reports say House wanted to join the Chiefs staff.
House joined Mark Stoops’ staff in 2016. He was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2017.
My understanding is, #Kentucky was originally slated to negotiate the buyout for Matt House to be the #Chiefs LBs coach… then decided against it. Was told House wanted to be in KC. Position open once again. https://t.co/GwzADAoVJI
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 10, 2019
So regarding Matt House, who was expected to be the Chiefs’ new LB coach:
I’m told UK decided not to let him out of his deal…but they only did that AFTER they’d agreed to negotiate the buyout. Tough break for House, who wanted to join the Chiefs, and KC.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 10, 2019