Jim Mora has been hired by the UCLA to head its football team, which is quite rare.
Mora comes back to football after a two-year hiatus from coaching to work as an analyst for the NFL Network, the former Seahawks head coach is back in the action.
Jim is replacing the recently fired Rick Neuheisel as UCLA’s head football coach. While on a break from coaching, Jim spent a lot of his time observing the Huskies program up close.
During this time, the 50-year-old received a crash course on college football in the 21st Century. In addition, he felt an awakening period of self discovery.
“What grabbed me immediately,” Mora said of his visits to the Washington campus, “was the enthusiasm that those young student athletes had for playing the game and it sparked a fire and a passion in me that I had not felt for a while.”
During a conference call with reporters Saturday, Bruin athletic director Dan Guerrero stated, “I’m extremely excited that Jim Mora Jr. has accepted the position of head football coach here at UCLA. He brings with him tremendous football acumen of course having coached in the NFL for over 20 year. He’s high energy, hard nosed, disciplined and organized.”