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Nov 21, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora during the second half against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. UCLA won 17-9. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Mora

Currently – head coach at UCLA

Jim Mora, Jr. has had two tours as a head coach in the NFL. One with Atlanta and one with Seattle. He has been fired from both jobs. At UCLA he has become once again a sought after NFL head coaching candidate but some question whether he can find success at the NFL level.

In his first season as the Falcons head coach he led the team to an 11-5 record and a trip to the NFC Championship game. The team fell flat after that and Mora would later comment that his dream job would be at the University of Washington. The comment wasn’t held in high regard by the ownership and eventually led to his firing. In 2009 after serving as an assistant head coach under Mike Holmgren in Seattle, he was named the head coach but after a poor single season was fired with three years left on his contract.

Two years later he would take over at UCLA and coach his first game with the team in 2012. In his four seasons as UCLA head coach, Mora has a 37-15 record. Whether or not an NFL team will kick-the-tires” on Mora at season’s end is unknown and not helping his future in the NFL is comments from Mora that he would like to retire as the UCLA head coach. So maybe he is more comfortable on that level.

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