Jim Mora signs new 6-year deal to stay at UCLA

Tuesday December 3rd, 2013

Jim Mora was rumored to be a potential candidate for Washington. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Jim Mora was rumored to be a candidate for Washington's vacant head coaching job. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

UCLA coach Jim Mora has signed a new six-year contract to stay with the program, the school announced Tuesday. Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com first reported that Mora would stay with the school.

Mora had been connected with Washington's head coaching opening since UW coach Steve Sarkisian was hired as USC's newest coach on Monday.

Mora is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he played football and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant.

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While still the coach of the Atlanta Falcons in 2006, Mora said that he would be willing to leave his job to become the head coach at Washington.

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