TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach James Coley has reportedly been offered a similar position by the Miami Hurricanes.

Recruiting-based website Warchant.com first reported Wednesday night that sources have indicated Coley has an offer to be Miami's top offensive assistant under head coach Al Golden. He reportedly is mulling a $500,000 salary offer, as well.

FSU is currently paying Coley $335,500 per year.

Website Noles247.com also has quoted a source saying Coley is leaving.

Multiple attempts by the Orlando Sentinel to contact Coley's representatives the last two days have been unsuccessful.

Rumors about Coley's status with the Hurricanes and Seminoles first surfaced Tuesday afternoon when chatter indicated he was a possible candidate to replace Jedd Fisch, the former Miami offensive coordinator. Fisch last week accepted the offensive coordinator's job with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A Miami native, the 39-year-old Coley is a 1997 FSU graduate. He came to Tallahassee as a coach in 2008 after stints as an assistant at Florida International, Norland High School in Miami and with the Miami Dolphins. In the years since his arrival to FSU, Coley has been tasked to coach tight ends and serve as the Seminoles' offensive coordinator.

The coordinator title has been an in name-only opportunity, though. Head coach Jimbo Fisher has called plays since taking over as head coach before the 2010 season. Coley typically helps draft weekly game plans, and sits in the press box on gamedays. It has been that lack of giving up full coordinator's control that has had some Seminoles fans upset with Fisher for some time.

At Miami, Coley is expected to have full control over the Hurricanes' offense, the report says.

Earlier Wednesday, the NCAA announced that it has halted the process of handing out the long-anticipated notice of allegations to Miami after an NCAA-led investigation into the school's athletics department was found to be botched. The attorney for disgraced former Miami booster and alleged whistleblower Nevin Shapiro was allegedly on the payroll of the investigative team employed by the NCAA. The NCAA said it discovered that finding long after the attorney had been hired.

As a result, any pending sanctions stemming from the improper benefits scandal at Miami may not come. Following two years of self-imposed postseason bans, some believe the Hurricanes' football program may not get further punishment from the NCAA. If that turns out to be the case, Coley would be entering a more favorable environment in South Florida than what had been perceived just a day ago.

Coley has been no stranger to having his name floated for job offers. This past December, his was one of many tossed around for the FIU head-coaching vacancy. The post ultimately went to Ron Turner.

Earlier this month, FSU completed an exhaustive search to hire five new assistant coaches in the wake of departures by its defensive coordinator, defensive ends, linebackers, running backs/special teams and quarterbacks coaches. As a result of the departure of Dameyune Craig -- who took over a co-offensive coordinator's job at his alma mater, Auburn -- Coley was moved from coaching tight ends to quarterbacks.

During Coley's first two seasons at FSU, he served as recruiting coordinator. His efforts helped the Seminoles return to being one of the nation's elite on the recruiting trail. In the three years since, the Seminoles have boasted arguably the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 signing classes in particular years.

While a potential departure could hurt FSU on the field, it is off it where the damage really could be done. One of the Seminoles' top in-state recruiters, Coley has hawked South Florida well for the program. Prized recruit and Miami native Matthew Thomas has been recruited by Coley, and is still teetering between the Seminoles, Hurricanes and Alabama, Georgia and Southern Cal.

Although a linebacker, FSU fans fear Thomas may decide to go wherever Coley ultimately ends up.

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