UCLA Coach Jim Mora has been trying to douse a Texas brush fire.
One that has engulfed Texas Longhorns football.
There were media reports that University of Texas officials and Mora's representatives were in discussions about UCLA's coach taking over the Longhorns.
Asked about those reports, Mora told the Los Angeles Times, "It is always flattering when someone is interested in you. But I am committed to being the UCLA coach."
Texas officials made contact with Mora's agent after Longhorns coach Mack Brown stepped down in mid-December. Texas was talking about a salary between $5 million and $6 million — about double what Mora makes at UCLA — according to a person familiar with the talks who did not want to be identified.