Seahawks Fire Jim Mora

Jay Glazer of reports the Seattle Seahawks have fired head coach Jim Mora.

According to Jay Glazer of, the Seattle Seahawks have fired head coach Jim Mora.

Mora was named the successor to Mike Holmgren as head coach of the Seahawks before the 2008 season, and coached the Seahawks to a 5-11 season in 2009. The move comes as a major surprise, as Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke seemed to give Mora a vote of confidence during former President/General Manager Tim Ruskell's resignation press conference on December 3.

"We've made a tough decision today," Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke said in a statement. "It became apparent after conducting an extensive internal audit, that a new direction was needed to provide an opportunity for the organization to be successful. Today's decision, while difficult, is part of the process in building a franchise with a new vision in 2010."

Glazer adds that the Seahawks have already begun to seek permission to interview other head coaching candidates, which is curious as the team is also is in the process of finding a new general manager, a search that was expected to last into next week.

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