Report: Texas ‘very interested’ in Jim Mora as next head coach

The Texas Longhorns’ search to find a new head coach is starting to heat up. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Longhorns are “very interested” in UCLA’s Jim Mora. Representatives for the two parties had conversations on Thursday.

This news comes two days after Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com reported that Texas AD Steve Patterson interviewed Louisville’s Charlie Strong.

Mora just finished his second season with the Bruins. During his first year, Mora led the team to a 9-5 record. Despite missing out on the Pac-12 title game in year two, UCLA finished with a better record at 10-3. He is currently under contract through the 2019 season.