Report: Gus Malzahn, Jim Mora drawing NFL interest

Sunday December 21st, 2014

Auburn's Gus Malzahn and UCLA's Jim Mora are among the college coaches drawing interest from the NFL, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Mora has drawn interest from "several" NFL teams already, according to Rapoport. The 49ers are also expected to join that group as the future of Jim Harbaugh remains unclear.

Mora has been the UCLA coach since 2012. Previously, he had NFL head coaching stints with the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. He was with the 49ers from 1997-2003, first as a defensive backs coach before becoming defensive coordinator in 1999.

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Malzahn, who has been at Auburn since 2013, could be an intriguing NFL option due to his success with the spread offense.

According to Rapoport, Malzahn is drawing interest from teams like the Miami Dolphins, who could part ways with Joe Philbin after the season. Teams could turn to Malzahn to replicate some of the success Chip Kelly has had with the Philadelphia Eagles since coming from Oregon in 2013.

Mike Fiammetta

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