LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UK linebacker Bud Dupree sent out a Twitter message Wednesday afternoon, saying the hiring of D.J. Eliot as defensive coordinator is official.
Later Wednesday afternoon, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced that Eliot is leaving his staff to become defensive coordinator at Kentucky.
Fisher also said that Mark Stoops, UK's new head coach, will assist in the Seminoles' Orange Bowl preparations. It's not known if Stoops will actually coach the 'Noles when they play Northern Illinois on Jan. 1.
UK is not expected to make any official announcements on assistant coaches today. Earlier this week, CoachingSearch.com reported Eliot had been hired by Stoops.
Eliot has coached with Stoops the last three seasons at Florida State serving as defensive ends coach. Before going to Tallahassee he was defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Rice.