They've essentially switched spots for 2015.
Weeks after losing Conklin to Pitt, FIU announced Friday that it hired House as his replacement.
House was the defensive coordinator at Pitt for the past two seasons, and was its secondary coach in 2012. House has also had NFL jobs in St. Louis and Carolina, plus college work at Buffalo, Gardner-Webb, North Carolina and Michigan State.
FIU coach Ron Turner says House is ''a very sound, very thorough and very impressive coach.''
FIU and Pitt played in Miami this past season, with Pitt winning the Panthers vs. Panthers matchup 42-25.