Miami Hurricanes Offense Under James Coley

The Miami Hurricanes are 2-0 and can finally exhale. The season-opening “scrimmage” against Florida Atlantic went as planned, and it was followed up by a win over the hated Florida Gators. Up next, a bye week and then another tune-up against Savannah State. From there, Miami travels to South Florida and will welcome Georgia Tech to the 305 on October 5 to kick off ACC season.

Another known fact; Miami’s defense unexpectedly stole the show against Florida. The Hurricanes forced two interceptions, three fumbles and had a monster red-zone stop on 4th-and-1 late in the second quarter. The defense won the game, whereas the offense hasn’t yet found a groove two games in.

James Coley left his post at Florida State last January to take over as UM’s offensive coordinator. Feeling handcuffed by Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher, the Miami native was involved with FSU’s game-week planning, but on Saturdays in fall, it was Fisher’s show.

A beast of a recruiter, Coley was a huge pickup for Miami head coach Al Golden after two-year coordinator Jedd Fisch took the same job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fisch left the cupboard full regarding talent, as well as a blueprint for Coley to follow, and as the season rolls on, so will the Hurricanes offense. …

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