Noles247.com and The Osceola have confirmed that Florida State offensive coordinator James Coley has accepted a position at the University of Miami.
Coley, who has been rumored to be in the mix at several schools since the regular season ended in November, is the sixth member of head coach Jimbo Fisher's staff to leave following the 2012 season.
It's believed that an opportunity to work with longtime friend Mario Cristobal, who was recently named Miami's assistant head coach, helped to influence Coley's decision. Coley called plays for Cristobal at Florida International in 2007.
Coley arrived at FSU as a tight ends coach in 2008 and was promoted to offensive coordinator when Fisher became the head coach in 2010.
During his tenure at Florida State, Coley has earned a reputation as one of the country's top recruiters and is perhaps the biggest reason for FSU's recent renaissance in recruiting the fertile South Florida area.
He was instrumental in helping FSU land the nation's top-ranked overall recruiting class in 2011, and followed it up with the No. 2-ranked class in 2012.
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