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Why Jim Mora said no to Texas

I spoke with two sources today who confirmed what Adam Schefter previously reported, that Jim Mora was effectively offered the job at Texas and turned it down. 

Both sources confirmed what we reported as soon as word broke that Mora was involved...that there was no way Mora was going to accept the job. Mora has four children and they are a very important part of his life. Jim's oldest son recently began college in California. He has two more in high school and another who I believe is in junior high. They love where they are and Jim doesn't plan to leave anytime soon. 

Both sources concurred that the next move Mora will make, and it doesn't sound like it will be soon, will be back to the league as a head coach. 

Oh, and if you were looking for just one more reason to like Jim...we hear that nearly the entire negotiation with UCLA (when the Washington job came open and UW came courting) was related to additional compensation and security for his staff. When those numbers are revealed (no idea when that might be) we are told some of his staff members will be the highest or among the highest in the country at their position. 

Author: Scott Roussel
A proud father of three and husband to an amazing wife, Scott has been overseeing FootballScoop and bringing you the latest coaching news for six years now. The creator of our Coaches of the Year awards, Scott probably speaks with more coaches nationwide than just about anyone. Have a question about the site or a job, feel free to contact Scott anytime at [email protected]