Michigan has parted ways with offensive coordinator Matt Weiss after being furloughed.
Michigan football will have to hire a new quarterbacks coach, as co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss has been let go.
Weiss was part of Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines team for the past two seasons. He was promoted to co-offensive coordinator last season. Before arriving at the Ann Arbor campus, Weiss was part of Harbaugh’s older brother John’s Baltimore Ravens team, where he has held numerous positions since 2009. Weiss was on leave after making the subject of a police investigation for « computer access offences ».
Here is the statement sent by Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel on the matter.
“After a review of University policies, the athletic department has terminated the appointment of co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss. In accordance with university policy, we will not comment further on this personal matter. »
And here is Weiss’ official statement he posted on Twitter after being fired by Michigan.
“I’m proud of the success we’ve had over the past two seasons and I’m grateful to all of Michigan’s players, coaches and staff. The potential of Team 144 knows no bounds. I have nothing but respect for the University of Michigan and the people who make it such a great place. I can’t wait to put this case behind me and focus on the game I love again. »
Michigan has won the Big Ten for the past two years and qualified for the College Football Playoff each time.
We’re not going to speculate what Weiss is charged with regarding the « computer access crimes. » All we know is that the matter had to be very serious for Michigan to act so quickly and part ways with their quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. While offensive line coach Sherrone Moore is still a coordinator, Michigan will need to add someone to replace Weiss.
With so many talented players returning to Ann Arbor rather than entering the 2023 NFL Draft, it truly looks like a championship or fail season for the Wolverines. Getting a hat-trick in the Big Ten will be a real challenge, but Michigan is well-equipped to pull it off from a roster perspective. Of course, they’ll need junior quarterback JJ McCarthy to be even better than last season.
Overall, the past few weeks have been very tumultuous for Michigan. The Wolverines lost in their national semifinal game against TCU at the Fiesta Bowl. Harbaugh had once again decided to flirt with the NFL. Still, Michigan is looking to extend him and give him a raise, even if he faces some controversy around the NCAA. Michigan is good, but needs to pull itself together.
FanSided will keep you posted on the fallout from Michigan’s abrupt firing of Weiss.
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