TALLAHASSEE -- Could Florida State's football program be getting ready to lose yet another assistant coach? The possibility certainly appears real. In the following video down below, FSU reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, Coley Harvey, discusses with Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi on the "Open Mike" radio show the likelihood of the Seminoles bidding farewell to a sixth coach this offseason.
On Wednesday evening, website Warchant.com first reported that FSU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach James Coley had an offer from Miami to fulfill a similar coaching vacancy in Coral Gables. Earlier this month, the Hurricanes lost offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It does not yet appear Coley has accepted or turned down the reported job offer. According to the website, he would make $500,000 per year. He currently is paid $335,500 by FSU.
Why would Coley want to leave Tallahassee? There are several viable reasons. If you click the play button on the video below, you'll be able to find out a few of them.
One compelling reason that didn't previously appear to be an option until Wednesday afternoon's NCAA teleconference has to do with the pending improper benefits investigation into Miami's athletics programs. According to recent NCAA's findings, the organization carrying out the investigation has acted improperly itself. As a result, many believe the Hurricanes, who have already self-imposed two football postseason bans, may face very minimal punishment, if any, going forward.
Also within the interview is a quick discussion of FSU and Miami basketball. Following the Hurricanes' 90-63 win over No. 1 Duke on Wednesday and FSU's game against Clemson later Thursday night, the in-state rivals meet in South Florida at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Be sure to check out the FSU report on "Open Mike" each Thursday morning around 7:30 a.m. on 740 AM in Central Florida. You also can access the show each week day on 740thegame.com.