Jim Mora has a ‘burnt desire’ to coach again, but why take the UConn job? ‘I love going uphill’ – The Athletic

When News broke last week that Jim Mora was taking a job as head coach at UConn, the obvious response was, “Why?” As Mora, former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and UCLA Bruins, really desperate for the job he’s willing to take on one of the worst FBS shows in the country?

“I have a burning desire to coach again,” Mora said in a Wednesday interview on The Audible. “I am passionate about coaching football. During my six years at UCLA, I’ve learned that what works best for me and my personality is college football. ”

Also: “I love going uphill,” said the 59-year-old. “My whole life – I run stairs before gaming, I climb mountains. My life is about to go uphill. … I like that attitude. ”

UConn has been in serious decline since arriving at the 2010 Fiesta Bowl, its final season. Mora replaces Randy Edsall, who, in his second stint on the show, won 6–32. Him and the school break up suddenly after just two games this season. Huskies did not compete in 2020 due to the pandemic. On October 16, they beat Yale in their first win in more than two years, but beat only one FBS opponent since 2018.

Making UConn’s challenges even more challenging, the program became a stand-alone program last year when the school moved its prestigious basketball and other sports programs from AAC to the Big East, the organization’s holdings. does not sponsor football.

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