There was a Kentucky coaching update involving Matt House on Wednesday as the carousel keeps spinning in Knoxville for the Tennessee job. Host Curtis Burch and football beat writer Joe Mussatto discuss all the coaching news on the latest episode of Wildcat Country, your daily UK podcast presented by SEC Country.
- Matt House will return as Kentucky’s defensive coordinator next season, as reported by SEC Country on Wednesday morning. We also learned that Mark Stoops plans to hire a defensive assistant to fill the new NCAA approved 10th staff opening. What does this mean for Kentucky’s defense moving forward?
- While things remain relatively stable on the Kentucky coaching staff, the same can’t be said for Tennessee. What in the world is happening in Knoxville? First it was Jon Gruden, then Greg Schiano and then Mike Gundy with several other names mentioned for the head coach opening. Things got even crazier on Wednesday as Purdue coach Jeff Brohm was in the mix and then that didn’t work out. So now it’s Dave Doeren time? There’s likely to be a new name that surfaces by the time you listen to this.
- While there’s stability with Stoops at the helm in Lexington, there’s still room for debate — both criticism and praise — about the job he’s done through Year 5. We’re not coming down on one side or the other. Just because last Saturday was an embarrassment for the program doesn’t mean Stoops isn’t the right man for the job.
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