Whether the Seahawks back-channeled this through Hugh Millen or Hugh took it upon himself to quell the rampant Jim Mora-to-Washington rumors is not clear. But Hugh has basically said that there is 0 (ZERO) percent chance that his former roommate becomes the next Huskies coach — and Hugh would know better than anyone whose last name is not Mora.
And really, if you are Mora, why would it even be a consideration? Think about it: Now that Seattle has gone 2-10 and could be on the way to 3-13, the only place for Mora to go is up. The same could be said for Washington, but at least there is something left in the cupboard with the Seahawks. The cupboards are bare at UW. In fact, there may not be any cupboards. They have to be put up with the remodel.
Furthermore, let’s take a long-term view of this: If Mora leaves the Seahawks and goes to UW, he will never get a job with the Seahawks again, and maybe not in the NFL if he somehow gets blackballed, which you have to think has happen or will happen to Bobby Petrino.
But if Mora coaches the Seahawks to some success, even if gets fired in 5 years, he can possibly parlay that into a job across the lake if that thing comes open again, which it might since the Huskies can’t seem to get the top-tier guys they want to hire. For Mora, staying with the Seahawks is a win-win, particularly in the weak NFC West. Going to the Huskies is a rather big risk for a guy who is 46 and has a lot of coaching left to do.