Less than a month after UCLA announced a six-year contract extension with head coach Jim Mora after Washington was hot on his tail, Mora’s name has been connected to another prominent opening.
Multiple outlets are reporting that the University of Texas is very interested in Mora as a candidate for its head coaching position.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Brett McMurphy reported that Texas and Mora representatives had conversations on Thursday, but “a source close to Mora” denied there was any contact.
Texas very interested in UCLA's Jim Mora. UT & reps of Mora had conversations today sources told @AdamSchefter
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 2, 2014
Texas is interested in UCLA coach Jim Mora as a possible replacement for Mack Brown, per sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 2, 2014
Football Scoop then tweeted that they had heard the same thing.
Have heard same chatter re: talks between Mora’s reps/UT. Mora is very good coach & would do well at UT. Think Art Briles would dominate.
— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) January 2, 2014
Soon after, Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com reported that Texas’ search is now focusing squarely on Mora and that Mora will interview with the school in the next few days.
UT interview with Mora in "next few days" after interviews with Louisville's Charlie Strong, Vandy's James Franklin. http://t.co/2aGokXW9vh
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrownOB) January 3, 2014
Other names like Louisville’s Charlie Strong, Vanderbilt’s James Franklin, and Baylor’s Art Briles, among others, have been linked to the job. Stay tuned.
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