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UCLA hires ex-NFL coach Jim Mora

Updated: December 13, 2011, 10:28 AM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Jim Mora Jr. was named football coach at UCLA Saturday, the team announced.

Mora, the former coach of the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons, is currently an analyst for the NFL network. He replaces Rick Neuheisel, who was fired after going 21-29 during his four years with the Bruins.

"I think UCLA is truly a sleeping giant, and I realize that an opportunity like this, of this magnitude, doesn't present itself more than once in a coaching career," Mora ...

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