Texas interested in UCLA's Jim Mora, according to reports

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Fisher. Briles. Franklin. Strong. And now, Mora?

Texas and representatives of UCLA head coach Jim Mora have had conversations about the Longhorns' currently vacant head coaching position, according to reports by Brett McMurphy and Adam Schefter at ESPN and the staff at Football Scoop.

Mora is a bit of a surprise entry to the competition, as Baylor's Art Briles, Florida State's Jimbo Fisher, Vanderbilt's James Franklin and Louisville's Charlie Strong are reportedly the front-runners, as of last weekFurthermore, Mora was courted by Washington a few weeks earlier, but decided to stay at UCLA. He signed a six-year contract extension through 2019 after that, and followed that by denying interest in leaving UCLA.

Fisher's potential exit from the race — he signed a contract extension worth $4.1 million a year several days ago — was part of what motivated these new discussions with Mora.

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