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Report: UCLA’s Jim Mora probably second-highest-paid public school coach in Pac-12

UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora reacts before the 2012 PAC-12 Championship against the Stanford Cardinal in Palo Alto AP

The new contract UCLA head coach Jim Mora signed this past December likely made him the Pac-12’s second-highest-paid coach among public schools in the conference, according to a report on Tuesday from the Los Angeles Times.

From the Times:

Mora will earn $21 million over the next six seasons and could receive an additional $930,000 in performance bonuses annually. He will earn $3.25 million in base pay and talent fee for the 2014 season.

UCLA reworked Mora’s contract after Washington reached out to him about its coaching vacancy. He is signed through the 2019 season.

Mora is still a few notches behind Washington’s new coach, Chris Petersen, who will make the Pac-12’s top salary at $3.6 million per year.

Private schools USC and Stanford do not release their salary figures.

The news about Mora’s pay signals that football has finally become a priority for UCLA. The Bruins have long lagged behind other conference schools in coach pay, facilities and other perks normally associated with big time programs.

It’ll be interesting to see if this focus can be maintained and extended beyond Mora’s tenure in Westwood.

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6 Responses to “Report: UCLA’s Jim Mora probably second-highest-paid public school coach in Pac-12”
  1. urfinished says: Feb 18, 2014 8:21 PM

    Does he have to wait until Hundley graduates or can he give him his lion’s share now?

  2. dumbpollack says: Feb 18, 2014 9:22 PM

    Don’t care how much $ he makes. Dudes a douche.

  3. fearthehoody says: Feb 18, 2014 11:28 PM

    Money well spent!

    #Bruinrevolution

  4. scbaby2013 says: Feb 19, 2014 12:40 AM

    He better do something soon because once SC is off these crap sanctions recruiting will be tough. Fight on!!!

  5. charleyman48 says: Feb 19, 2014 1:28 AM

    From the moment it was announced that Jim was hired and he assembled his great staff UCLA had got it right. In just two seasons and two spankings of the other school in Watts L.A. ($C) plus three great recruiting classes he deserves every dime. Sorry scbaby2013 you hired a coach who was ready to get his ass run out of Washington who at best is a descent assistant not a quality head coach. Go Bruins!!!

  6. normtide says: Feb 19, 2014 11:36 PM

    How long before California residents start their self righteous rant?

    Dumbpollack- most highly successful people are douches. The single minded focus it takes to be better then the others in your field makes them that way. If the coach of your favorite team is good, you probably wouldn’t want to hang out with him on a regular basis.

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