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Jim Mora Jr. Hired As Assistant Coach

As MFAN mentioned in his diary, and indeed as reports, fired Falcons head coach Jim Mora Jr. is a signature away from being the Seahawks' new defensive back coach:

The Seahawks front office is enamored with the idea of adding a coach like Mora who could help the team today and then, down the line, be considered as a potential replacement for Holmgren whenever the Seahawks head coach decided to retire from the game.

Mora was let go by the Falcons after a mildly disappointing season, but probably didn't help his cause when he told KJR sports radio last month that coaching the UW Huskies would be his dream job (transcribed from

Mora: I really have a lot of respect for Ty, and I know he'll do a great job. But if he ever decides to move on, and get in the NFL or you know, go back to Notre Dame or whatever, if that job's open you'll find me at the friggin' head of the line with my resume in my hand ready to take that job.

Interviewer: If you're available.

Mora: It doesn't even matter if I'm available.

Interviewer: So if you just won the Super Bowl, and it's available, you're there?

Mora: I'd be there.

Interviewer: You're there, OK.

Mora: Dewey, I promise you that. Now, I want to see Ty succeed, and I want to see that program succeed. But if he decides at some point that he's ready to move on and they want me, I will be there. I don't care if we're in the middle of a playoff run, I'm packing my stuff and coming back to Seattle.

Interviewer: So, are you saying ...

Mora: You know, it's funny, and I mean that, and I'm dead serious, the further I get away from it the more I'm drawn to it. You know, that's the job I want, so...

I'd like to mention right now that my personal dream job is running Time Warner. I figure that'll at least get me Atlantic Records.

Update [2007-1-21 19:11:22 by Shrug]: As mentioned in the comments, Mora's hiring has been confirmed ( Details of the contract not available.