The Michigan Wolverines have fired Matt Weiss from its football program, with the University of Michigan having announced letting the co-offensive coordinator go as he’s being investigated by university police for “a report of computer access crimes.”
The school’s athletic director Warde Manuel has released a statement in which he says that the firing came on the back of “a review of University policies.”
Weiss operated in said role for one season but had been with Michigan for two, sharing playcalling duties in the most recent campaign, which ended with a loss to TCU in the CFP semis. He was brought on as a quarterbacks coach by Jim Harbaugh in 2021.
According to ESPN, the termination is expected to be “for cause” due to a clause in Weiss’s contract that includes “for cause” firings for both a felony conviction and immoral conduct.
Weiss Has Spoken
Earlier this week, school officials told the aforementioned outlet that Weiss had been sent on leave.
Meanwhile, the 39-year-old has admitted to being the subject of a probe, with claims that he is cooperating with investigators.
“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,” he tweeted Friday.
“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.”
Weiss’s house in Ann Arbor was searched by police on January 10.