Following computer crimes allegations, Michigan co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss has been fired.
Michigan Athletics released a statement from athletic director Warde Manuel Jan. 20, terminating Weiss:
“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 personnel matter.”
Following the termination, Weiss released a statement on Twitter:
In a Feb. 13 update from ESPN, information came out that Weiss was fired with evidence.
Weiss was told that there was evidence that he had “inappropriately accessed” the accounts.
“Because you did not attend this meeting and offer any additional information, we are making our decision based on the evidence that we have. … Your appointment has been terminated with cause,” executive associate athletic director Doug Gnodtke said in a Jan. 20 letter.
The letter was released Feb. 13 as a result of a public records request by The Associated Press. The university declined to release any more evidence that it shared with Weiss, citing various exemptions under state law.
Weiss recently concluded his second season at Michigan and the first as the Wolverines’ co-offensive coordinator. In his absence, Kirk Campbell has been promoted to quarterbacks coach.
This is an ongoing story and will be updated with more information when it becomes available.