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On Friday afternoon, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel released the following statement to announce that co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss has been fired: “After a review of University policies, the athletic department has terminated the appointment of co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss,” the statement read from the athletic department. “Consistent with university policy, we will have no further comment on this personnel matter.” Now, Weiss has taken to Twitter to release a statement of his own.
Why it Matters
- Weiss has been a coach at UM since 2021
- He helped lead the Wolverines to back-to-back berths in the College Football Playoff
- The Wolverines had one of the top offenses in the nation in 2022 with Weiss as co-offensive coordinator
Following the news that he had been fired, Weiss took to Twitter to release the following statement:
“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.”
Matt Weiss By the Numbers
During the 2022 season, Weiss helped orchestrate one of the top offenses in the nation.
- 458.8 yards per game (No. 24)
- 238.9 rushing yards per game (No. 5)
- 41 rushing touchdowns (N. 2)
- 65 offensive touchdowns (No. 9)
- 40.4 points per game (No. 6)
What is next for Matt Weiss?
Only time will tell what is next for Weiss, but it would not be surprising to see him return to the NFL, where he was a coach since 2009 before coming to UM.
In fact, don't be shocked if Weiss heads back to the Baltimore Ravens, where he was a coach from 2009-2020.