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Michigan Fire Coach Amid Police Investigation

Michigan has fired co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss amid a police investigation into alleged “computer access crimes” that occurred at Schembechler Hall, the University’s football facility, per Austin Meek of The Athletic.

Michigan Wolverines athletic director Warde Manuel said the following in a statement, “After a review of University policies, the athletic department has terminated the appointment of co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss.”

Weiss was placed on leave amid a University police investigation into the crimes that allegedly occurred at Michigan’s football facility.

Weiss was hired as a quarterbacks coach before he was promoted to the co-offensive coordinator role ahead of the 2022 season.

Matt Weiss said the following in a statement posted onto his Twitter account, “I am proud of the success we achieved during 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.”

Weiss’ firing means that Michigan will need a new coach at one of the program’s most important positions. Weiss oversaw the precipitous rise of QB J.J. McCarthy.

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