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Report: FSU’s Coley mulling offer to become Miami’s OC

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After losing its offensive coordinator to the NFL over the weekend, it appears Miami is looking to an ACC and in-state rival to fill a rather significant hole in Al Golden‘s coaching staff.

Citing multiple sources close to James Coley, the Miami Herald is reporting that the Hurricanes have offered the offensive coordinator job to Florida State’s current coordinator.  The Herald writes that Coley “is now weighing the decision whether to take it or not.”

While Coley serves as the Seminoles’ coordinator, he doesn’t handle play-calling on game day; those duties still fall on head coach Jimbo Fisher, who doesn’t appear inclined to give up those responsibilities at any point in the foreseeable future.

Along with play-calling duties were he to take the job at UM, Coley would be in line for a bump in pay from $390,000 to somewhere in the neighborhood of $500,000.  The ability to call plays, however, may be a greater incentive than a financial one.

Coley, who turned down the opportunity to join former FSU defensive coordinator Mark Stoops‘ on his first Kentucky staff, just completed his fifth season with the Seminoles.  Earlier this month, he added the title of quarterbacks coach.

Jedd Fisch‘s departure for the same job with the Jacksonville Jaguars created Miami’s current vacancy.

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7 Responses to “Report: FSU’s Coley mulling offer to become Miami’s OC”
  1. canetic says: Jan 23, 2013 7:27 PM

    I’m really looking forward to Miami stealing FSU’s great running plays of running into the line of scrimmage and falling down.

  2. blakeowen13 says: Jan 23, 2013 7:54 PM

    UCF went 1-11 when he was calling plays. Good luck. He is what he will always be. A very good recruiter and that’s about it.

  3. digit960 says: Jan 23, 2013 8:25 PM

    UCF? You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

  4. fnc111 says: Jan 23, 2013 10:07 PM

    What’s there to think about? Take the job.

  5. grudenthediva says: Jan 23, 2013 10:54 PM

    “I’m really looking forward to Miami stealing FSU’s great running plays of running into the line of scrimmage and falling down.”

    Says the girl whose team still gets run over by FSU and could only muster up 29 yards rushing in their latest loss.

    What a delusional little ghetto you live in. I’m sorry, I mean Hialeah.

  6. chachooga says: Jan 23, 2013 11:04 PM

    indeed Coley coached at FIU with Cristobal is what I believe is correct, not UCF.

    FSU’s offense hasn’t been worth bragging about, but it really was Jimbos.

  7. thegamecocker says: Jan 24, 2013 9:13 AM

    ZZZZZZZZZ….please wake me when Manti Te’0 and his 2x-girlfriend show up……James Coley going to Miami (call me, maybe), is tantamount to mediocre going to mediocre. It will not help Miami one bit! The ONLY thing Miami should hope for is a swift decision by the NCAA so that they can put the probation (whatever it will be) behind them.

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