Jets consultant touched base with UCLA’s Jim Mora

AP

The Jets already have a long list of coaching candidates thanks to their consultants being at the ready.

But a new name is emerging that doesn’t fit the mold of up-and-coming assistants they’ve zeroed in on so far.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Jets consultant Charley Casserly touched base with UCLA coach Jim Mora about the details of his buyout with the school.

That’s not the same as adding him to the list of interviews, but Mora is intriguing in his own right.

He was 26-22 in three years with the Falcons, then 5-11 in his one season with the Seahawks before he was fired to make way for Pete Carroll.

He’s found success at the college level, and might not even be a candidate for the job. But the fact they’re checking into him is worth noting as part of a long search.