Next OC -- James Coley?

According to sources, Florida State offensive coordinator is on the verge of being named to the same position at Miami.

According to multiple sources of mine, Florida State offensive coordinator James Coley is on the verge of becoming Miami's new play-caller.

Coley would replace Jedd Fisch, who took the same job with the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.

Coley, who was born and raised in Miami, began coaching high school football in the late 1990's. He worked at Miami Senior High, where he helped develop a young Andre Johnson at that time. He then spent three seasons coaching at Miami Norland High before becoming a graduate assistant on Nick Saban's staff at LSU.

He spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons working with Saban and the Miami Dolphins. Mario Cristobal then hired Coley to be his offensive coordinator at FIU for the 2007 season.

That didn't last long, as Jimbo Fisher hired Coley to be his tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator. He's held that same job since the 2008 season, and was recently named OC/Quarterbacks Coach.

Coley is widely considered Florida State's top recruiter. Like Fisch, he's a sharp up-and-comer in the coaching ranks with a bright future.

The school hasn't formally announced the deal yet but it appears as though it's only a matter of time before this move becomes official.

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