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Kansas City Chiefs Reportedly Hiring Top College Football Assistant

an overlook at the chiefs-colts game at arrowhead stadium

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 12: Fans begin to filter in prior to the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts at the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly hired a top college football assistant coach, plucking one of the SEC's defensive coordinators for a job on Andy Reid's staff. The move is expected to be announced today.

Kentucky defensive coordinator Matt House is reportedly leaving the Wildcats for a position on the Chiefs' staff. House has been linked to a job with the Chiefs for a couple of days.

It was first reported that House was set to leave, only for Kentucky to then reportedly not let him out of his contract.

Now, KentuckySportsRadio's Matt Jones is reporting that House is in fact leaving UK for the NFL.

"After a conversation with UK last night an agreement has been reached and a source tells KSR that Matt House IS taking the job with the Kansas City Chiefs UK Will now look for new Defensive Coordinator," he reports.

House had reportedly wanted to leave Kentucky for the NFL a couple of days ago, but the Wildcats were reportedly not letting him leave.

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 Paylor reported.

Now, the move is happening again.

Kentucky will need a new DC.