ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Michigan football has parted ways with co-Offensive Coordinator Matt Weiss announce on Friday afternoon by the athletic department.
Athletic Director Warde Manuel said in a statement released by the university, “After a review of University policies, the athletic department has terminated the appointment of co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss. Consistent with the university policy, we will have no further comment on this personnel matter.”
In his second season at Michigan as an assistant coach, Weiss helped J.J. McCarthy become one of the top quarterbacks in the nation and upgrade the Wolverine’s offense. He was a big reason the offense excelled the past two seasons winning back-to-back Big Ten Championships and defeating Ohio State, twice.
Weiss responded on social media right after Michigan’s statement saying, “I am proud of the success we achieved over the last two seasons and grateful to all of the Michigan 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 look forward to putting this matter behind me and returning my focus to the game that I love.”
On Tuesday, Michigan team spokesman Dave Ablauf confirmed at that time that Weiss had been placed on leave. It was reported that someone from Schembechler Hall in December that there was “computer access crimes” happening that facility. Numerous reports surfaced after that that authorities were seen in unmarked and marked vehicles at Weiss’ residence in Ann Arbor.
Weiss has a history of coaching the Harbaugh family being on John Harbaugh’s staff in Baltimore and then coaching with Jim at Stanford.