Despite having agreed to an extension through 2019, Jim Mora has come up again in the college football coaching carousel.
With Mack Brown retiring after Texas plays in the Holiday Bowl, one of the premier jobs in the sport is now open. Bovada gives UCLA’s second-year coach 10-to-1 odds on filling the void in Austin.
Mora did his best to dispel the rumors on Tuesday.
“It’s flattering, and I think it says a lot about our program and the direction we’re heading,” he said. “But I am very, very, very, extremely, delightfully happy to be the head coach at UCLA and want to be for a long, long time.”
After Tuesday’s practice — the first consisting of actual prep for Virginia Tech — Mora also talked about what he’s seen from the Hokies, as well as his young defensive linemen.