UCLA Football: Jim Mora wants to retire as a Bruin

Jim Mora: 'My hope is that I can retire here'

4/15/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

In just one year, Jim Mora has already changed the culture at UCLA – and he plans on keeping it that way for a very long time.Blog Photo - UCLA Football: Jim Mora wants to retire as a Bruin

Mora has recently been answering Twitter questions via YouTube and was asked the question, “If you could, would you like to stay at UCLA for the rest of your career?”

“I don’t plan on going anywhere,” said Mora in response. “I think UCLA is a destination job. That’s how you should treat it. It’s not a stop along the way. My hope is that I can retire here. Not soon, but retire here.

“I don’t think there’s anything about college football that I don’t just absolutely love. I’m blessed to be here at UCLA.”

UCLA was in shambles before Mora’s arrival, posting just three winning seasons in the previous nine years. But his influence helped revive the program almost immediately, and he was able to lead the Bruins to a 9-5 record and an appearance in the Pac-12 Conference Championship.

Mora is currently signed through 2017, making an annual base salary of $2 million – the seventh-highest in the conference.

The Bruins will hold their spring game on April 27 and are hoping that at least 50,000 fans show up to the practice.


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