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Jim Mora is staying at UCLA, signs a six-year extension

After spending the better part of 24 hours in quiet negotiations and deliberation, UCLA head coach has spurned Washington - his alma mater - and will stay in Westwood.

In staying at UCLA, Mora receives a six-year contract extension through 2019, along with promised pay increases for his staff according to the Los Angeles Times. USA Today lists Mora's 2013 salary at $2.3 million, the 38th-highest in FBS.

“Jim Mora has established himself as one of the preeminent coaches in all of college football,” UCLA athletics director Dan Guerrero said in the school's announcement. “Under his guidance, UCLA football has garnered national recognition for its success on the field, in the classroom and in the community. We are excited about the commitment Jim has made to our student-athletes and this University and feel this extension further demonstrates UCLA’s commitment to building a championship-caliber football program.”

Mora is 18-8 in two seasons at UCLA, leading the Bruins to the 2012 Pac-12 South title and within a game of repeating this fall.

“I want to thank Dan Guerrero and Chancellor Gene Block for their tremendous support,” said Mora. “This further commitment the University has made is crucial as we continue in our pursuit of excellence. From day one our goal has been to win championships, and with our tremendous staff, our incredible student-athletes and our dedicated administration, UCLA will win championships. We’ve only just scratched the surface of our potential, and as a Bruin fan, I’d be chomping at the bit just to see what UCLA football is going to do next.”