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Jim Mora the Auburn boosters' favorite?

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03:51 PM ET 11.29 | Auburn's reportedly pursuing the entire list of usual coaching candidate suspects, but one under-the-rader name to keep an eye out for is UCLA's Jim Mora. The boosters are apparently looking for someone with NFL experience, and Mora's two stints in the league combine with his instant turnaround of the Bruins to make him a surprisingly attractive choice.

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November 29, 2012  04:06 PM ET

not gonna happen, but at least they didnt say Gruden lol

November 29, 2012  04:10 PM ET
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not gonna happen, but at least they didnt say Gruden lol

Agreed. Maybe he likes the beach. Time for people to think outside the box.

November 29, 2012  04:12 PM ET

If you were Mora, which school would you want to coach: Auburn, where they expect a run at a national championship every year; or UCLA, where all they want is a city championship every now and then?

November 29, 2012  04:17 PM ET

Mora is unproven at the college level. Chasing him is like chasing a losing streak. Mora needs to demonstrate some recruiting chops, the ability to build and sustain a program. If he's serious about making a career at this level, he'd be wise to stay at UCLA to do just that.

November 29, 2012  04:27 PM ET

LMFAO!!!!! Why would Jim Mora leave UCLA for Auburn??? If anyone has been on the Westwood campus, they would know that Mora is a UCLA type of guy. Of course Jim could prove me wrong, but I don't think so!!!

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November 29, 2012  06:55 PM ET
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Auburn is heading the way of UTk.... falling off a cliff

I agree and you might include Ole Miss, Kentucky and Arky in that class.

November 29, 2012  07:01 PM ET
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Time for people to think outside the box.

Why not? Sports scribes do it all the time.

November 29, 2012  07:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why would Jim Mora leave UCLA for Auburn???

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

November 29, 2012  07:53 PM ET
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Agreed. Maybe he likes the beach. Time for people to think outside the box.

But the present is usually inside the box.

November 29, 2012  07:54 PM ET
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Really???? I didn't think that Auburn would/could offer Mora more money than UCLA!!!

November 29, 2012  07:58 PM ET
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Really???? I didn't think that Auburn would/could offer Mora more money than UCLA!!!

Mora will get a five-year deal not to exceed $3 million annually in base salary and talent fees (including TV and radio appearances and apparel contracts). He will receive a yearly pay increase not to exceed 5% of the base pay and talent fee combined.

November 29, 2012  08:01 PM ET
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Mora will get a five-year deal not to exceed $3 million annually in base salary and talent fees (including TV and radio appearances and apparel contracts). He will receive a yearly pay increase not to exceed 5% of the base pay and talent fee combined.

Sorry i didn't put this on my last comment:
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Chizik's incentive-laden contract at Auburn was for five years with a salary of approximately $1.9 million per year, an $800,000 increase from his Iowa State contract.[19][20] Iowa State was paid $750,000[21] by Chizik to be released from his contract which was paid by a loan from Auburn that is forgiven $150,000 for every year Chizik coaches, and will be paid off entirely if he reaches the end of the five-year deal. For the BCS Championship winning 2010 season, Chizik earned a base salary of $2.1 million plus bonuses worth an additional $1.1 million, including $500,000 for 13 wins, an SEC title, a BCS bowl appearance and winning the AP SEC Coach of the Year and an additional $600,000 for winning the BCS Championship Game

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November 29, 2012  08:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Really???? I didn't think that Auburn would/could offer Mora more money than UCLA!!!

I was under the impression that UCLA tried to get people on the cheap...including assistants.

Am I wrong?

November 29, 2012  08:17 PM ET
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I was under the impression that UCLA tried to get people on the cheap...including assistants. Am I wrong?

and if they did, they got damn good value for Mora.

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November 30, 2012  01:59 PM ET
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Not Ole Miss. They got rid of their nutt last year. New coach, new direction. They won't be top tier next season or two, but they are heading back uphill.

You are correct sir.

 
November 30, 2012  03:23 PM ET

Gruden has as much as said he wants a pro job.

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