Texas is interested in UCLA coach Jim Mora as a possible replacement for Mack Brown, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 2, 2014
The University of Texas is interested in UCLA head coach Jim Mora according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The current Bruin head coach has experience in the NFL, but currently has UCLA as the best team in Los Angeles, having led them to a 10 win season and a win in the Sun Bowl this year.
It is unclear if Mora would have an interest in Texas, but he had been linked to Washington and declined the interest there before they hired Chris Petersen. Mora went to Washington and has a lot of ties to that area and most believed that to be his dream job, so it might be extremely difficult to pry him from Westwood.
Texas can offer a substantial amount of money, but Mora may be happy to try to take UCLA to the top rather than trying to rebuild Texas. The Longhorns have the most prestigious opening among those in college football right now with many coaches using that opening to get themselves pay raises at their current schools.