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UCLA Coach Jim Mora says he's not going anywhere

December 04, 2012|By Chris Foster
  • UCLA Coach Jim Mora says he will stay with Bruins despite interest from big-name schools like Tennessee and Auburn.
UCLA Coach Jim Mora says he will stay with Bruins despite interest from big-name… (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles…)

UCLA Coach Jim Mora said he will remain the Bruins’ coach.

Tennessee and Auburn officials reportedly are interested in Mora, who has led UCLA to a 9-3 record and a spot in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl in his first season. It will fall on deaf ears.

[Updated at 10:42 a.m.: “It’s flattering to be mentioned for such prominent jobs, but I’m committed to UCLA,” Mora said. “[Athletic Director] Dan Guerrero has been incredibly supportive and we are determined to bring a national championship to UCLA.”]

Mora is under contract with UCLA through the 2016 season.

Mora’s first-year success made for Internet speculation. But Mora said he has not spoken to anyone from Tennessee or Auburn.

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