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Report: Kentucky Promotes Brad White To Defensive Coordinator

A detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.

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The 2018 college football season came to an end in early January as the Clemson Tigers took down the Alabama Crimson Tide in the title game. With the 2018 season is in the rearview, teams have been gearing up for the 2019 campaign.

Teams have been busy landing their respective recruiting classes and making significant changes within their coaching staff. One program forced to make a big change to its coaching staff was Kentucky.

The Kansas City Chiefs poached defensive coordinator Matt House from the Wildcats earlier this month. After the move looked like it wasn't going to go through, House ended up at the NFL level.

With House gone, head coach Mark Stoops needed to make a big hire.

It took some time, but Stoops finally found his man.

According to multiple reports, linebackers coach Brad White will be promoted to defensive coordinator while retaining his role as the linebackers coach.

247Sports' Josh Edwards broke the news.

White take over a Wildcats defense that improved tremendously under House over the past two years.

Kentucky finished the 2018 season with the No. 8 scoring defense in the nation and produced potential top-five pick Josh Allen.

White brings NFL coaching experience to the Wildcats for the 2019 season.