Michigan fires offensive coordinator Matt Weiss: Everything to know

Matt Weiss, Michigan Wolverines. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Matt Weiss, Michigan Wolverines. (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Michigan has moved on from offensive coordinator Matt Weiss after being placed on leave.

Michigan football will need to hire a new quarterbacks coach, as co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss has been terminated from his post.

Weiss had been on Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines staff the last two seasons. He was promoted to co-offensive coordinator this past season. Prior to arriving on campus in Ann Arbor, Weiss had been on Harbaugh’s older brother John’s Baltimore Ravens staff in many roles dating back to 2009. Weiss had been on leave after being under police investigation for “computer access crimes.”

Here is the statement sent out 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. Consistent with university policy, we will have no further comment on this personal matter.”"

And here is Weiss’ official statement he put out on Twitter after he was let go by Michigan.

"“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 I love.”"

Michigan has won the Big Ten the last two years, making the College Football Playoff both times.

Michigan football: Why Wolverines fired offensive coordinator Matt Weiss

We are not going to speculate on what Weiss is being accused of when it comes to “computer access crimes.” All we know is that it had to have been very serious for Michigan to act this swiftly and part ways with its quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. While offensive line coach Sherrone Moore is still a coordinator, Michigan will need to add someone to replace Weiss stat.

With so many talented players returning to Ann Arbor as opposed to entering the 2023 NFL Draft, it really feels like a championship or bust season for the Wolverines. Three-peating in the Big Ten is going to be very challenging, but Michigan is well-equipped to pull that off from a roster standpoint. Of course, they are going to need junior quarterback J.J. McCarthy to be even better than last season.

Overall, it has been a very tumultuous last few weeks for Michigan. The Wolverines fell in their national semifinal game to TCU in the Fiesta Bowl. Harbaugh had once again decided to play flirt with the NFL. Though Michigan is looking to extend him and give him a raise, even though he is dealing with a bit of controversy surrounding the NCAA. Michigan is good, but must get its stuff together.

FanSided will keep you up to date on the fallout of Weiss’ abrupt termination from Michigan.

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