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Is FSU offensive coordinator James Coley a candidate for Jedd Fisch's old job at UM?
The rumors are spreading: Florida State offensive coordinator James Coley could be Miami's next offensive coordinator.
Settle down Canes fans. This Coley story is just rumor-driven for now.
Nothing we've heard out of UM today or even FSU suggests Coley is in the running. We're not even sure he's been interviewed or spoken to UM coach Al Golden yet. But be patient. It's not out of the realm of possibility he could be.
A source close to Coley told me this morning the 39-year old Miami High graduate and former offensive coordinator under Mario Cristobal at FIU in 2007 is definitely interested in getting into a position where he could call plays and make a name for himself. Right now at Florida State, head coach Jimbo Fisher calls play. Coley prepares the game plan all week and then on game days assists Fisher from the press box.
Although Coley is a Florida State grad, a return home to South Florida for obvious reasons would be appealing.
"I grew up on Northwest 4th Street and 18th Avenue, about two blocks from the Orange Bowl," Coley told reporters in the days leading up to this year's Orange Bowl. "The Orange Bowl was ‑‑ as kids in that community, that was our playground. Hide and seek and running onto the field and throwing the football, getting chased by the security guards, getting out of there, and parking cars. You might have parked at my house if you went to one of the games."
Coley has always had strong recruiting ties to South Florida throughout his career.
At Miami High from 1998-2000 he coached Roscoe Parrish and Andre Johnson. He then served as the offensive coordinator at Miami Norland when Dwyane Bowe and the Vikings won a state title in 2002. He was then a grad assistant at LSU under Nick Saban for two years before moving onto the Dolphins with him for two more years. At FIU, in Cristobal's first season as coach in 2007, the Golden Panthers finished just 1-11. It was Coley's only season as offensive coordinator (FIU was coming off an 0-12 season and terrible). Coley then moved onto FSU where he's worked as the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator and now the offensive coordinator.
By taking Coley away from FSU it would also further help Miami's recruiting efforts and hurt the Seminoles, who lost a number of assistants. Is that a reason to hire an offensive coordinator away? No. But it's another reason to give Coley consideration.
Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/01/is-fsu-offensive-coordinator-james-coley-a-candidate-for-jedd-fischs-old-job-at-um.html#storylink=cpy
no thanks...not interested.
LOL why not..strong recruiting ties, familiar with the local area, experience on the job, and not expecting a large salary as a first year signal caller. I see nothing but positives.
I totally agree I don't know much about offense but it seems to be kind of a perfect time for him to come home. Whole offense is coming back to a weak schedule and being able to lead an offense of your home team and putting points up on a team that didn't trust you
There's No Place like Home, there's no place like home, There's no place like home......
Fsu had a terrible offense
...and JIMBO called the plays..
WHATS THE WORD ON MIKE LEACH??? IS HE AVAIL?? WITH HIS OFFENSE SCHEME AND OUR SPEED...WE WOULD PUT UP SOME SERIOUS POINTS!!! #SPEEDKILLS
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He's a head coach
Jimbo was calling plays...and we all know he's a horrible coach anyway. Coley isn't a bad coach just not a lot of experience calling plays hell of a recruiter though wouldn't be a bad move IMO.
That would be relevant if they didn't play the all girls school for the blind.
Brick by Brick
"There's going to be a lot of people who didn't stand with us who are going to be remembered for not standing with us,"
I like it if its true. come on down lil buddy and bring half ur recruits with you. I have absolutly no problems with this move because he was not really calling the plays for FSU so he would have no problem with adapting to the plays we already have in place. good move AG, go get em.
This would be huge cuz Coley brings the mutiple offense and with all the players returning Coley can expose mismatches everywhere against other teams... I like him better over Fisch no disrespect but think we didnt let Morris lose last year like we could have. Also Coley is a hell of a recruiter and could help out with Stacy Coley and AC! Love it if rumors are true!
Envy the past, Fear the future
No way is he better than Fisch. Fisch got NFL job, offered Seattle job when he accepted ours. Coley doesnt even call plays man. We are not a spread team, never have been. Cristobal and Fisher both run spreads as head coaches.
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