Michigan Joint Assault Coordinator Matt Weiss is currently on leave from school amid a report of a “computer access crime” investigation.
According to ESPN, the university police department is investigating an allegation of computer access crimes at the Schembechler Hall football complex in December. A spokesman for the school said Weiss had been put on leave.
The University of Michigan Police Department, in a statement to ESPN on Tuesday evening, admitted it was investigating a potential crime at Schembechler Hall. Police released a statement to ESPN when asked specifically about the investigation into Weiss, although no one is named in the statement.
A spokesman said Weiss had not been with the team or in the building recently. Sources told ESPN that Weiss had no intention of recruiting the Wolverines.
In a statement to ESPN, Weiss said he was “cooperating fully” with police department investigators, and the report quoted a neighbor as saying police were at Weiss’ home last week. The alleged crimes took place between December 21 and 23, according to a police statement. Those three days were an early signing period for high school recruits in the class of 2023.
Weiss spent two seasons in Michigan. He was the team’s quarterbacks coach in 2021 and retained that title by becoming joint offensive coordinator in 2022. Michigan has won the Big Ten in each of the last two seasons and made it to the college football playoffs, although the Wolverines lost in the semifinals. in every appearance.
Prior to coaching at Michigan, Weiss worked for Jim Harbaugh’s brother John with the Baltimore Ravens from 2009 to 2020 and worked with Jim Harbaugh at Stanford as an alumnus assistant before he made it to the NFL.
Weiss’ absence from the team is due to Jim Harbaugh reiterating that he will return to Michigan in 2023. Harbaugh has previously said he expects to coach the Wolverines next season, although he has been in contact with NFL teams that had head coaching vacancies. .