TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- For the sixth time in less than two months, Jimbo Fisher is looking for a new assistant coach, this time losing offensive coordinator James Coley to rival Miami.
Coley's decision to depart FSU stemmed largely from his desire to have more control over the offense, something he didn't have under Fisher, who retained play-calling responsibilities even after taking over as head coach in 2010.
Fisher's role in designing the offense -- both during the week and on game day -- has been a source of continued speculation and criticism among the fan base, particularly following an October loss to NC State last season in which his conservative approach in a scoreless second half was largely blamed for the defeat.
At the time, Fisher suggested handing play calling and head-coaching responsibilities wasn't a problem, but he later said he had a plan to one day hand over the job of play caller to an assistant. He just refused to say exactly when.