Jim Mora: Flattered, but no thanks

Updated: January 4, 2014, 7:28 AM ET
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The Texas Longhorns can scratch another candidate from their apparent short list.

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Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty ImagesJim Mora says he is staying at UCLA after the coach was linked to the Texas coaching vacancy.

Jim Mora says he is staying at UCLA after the coach was linked as a possible replacement for Mack Brown.

"It is always flattering when someone is interested in you," Mora told the Los Angeles Times, "but I am committed to being the UCLA coach."

Baylor's Art Briles also said Friday he wouldn't be leaving despite reported links to the Texas opening.

The Longhorns had expressed strong interest in Mora, and the two sides had conversations, sources previously told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Mora, 19-8 at UCLA, has also coached in the NFL, most recently as head coach in Seattle and Atlanta.

New Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said last week he expects a successor to Brown will be found within two weeks.

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