The San Francisco 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh are headed for a quick divorce after the 2014 NFL season, per several reports, and the 49ers could once again look to the Pac-12 conference for their next head coach.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers may take a look at one of their former defensive coordinators, UCLA head coach Jim Mora:
.@RapSheet on Jim Mora: "I’m told he is already getting interest from several NFL teams. I would expect the 49ers to have some interest."
— NFL Media PR (@InsideNFLMedia) December 21, 2014
Mora was the 49ers' defensive backs coach from 1997-98, before taking over as defensive coordinator from 1999-2003. He has had NFL head coaching stints with the Atlanta Falcons (2004-06) and Seattle Seahawks (2009), and appears primed once again to join the NFL ranks after three seasons as the leader of the UCLA Bruins.
If the 49ers facilitate a Mora reunion, it will mark the second-straight time they've plucked a head coach out of the Pac-12 after hiring Jim Harbaugh away from Stanford following the 2010 season.
Mora is 28-11 in his three seasons with UCLA, including three bowl invites. He is 31-33 overall in his four past seasons as an NFL head coach.
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