Michigan co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss on leave amid reported investigation into computer crimes

Michigan co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss is currently on leave from the school amid a reported investigation into “computer access crimes.”

According to ESPN, the university police department is investigating an allegation of computer access crimes at the Schembechler Hall football facility in December. A school spokesperson said Weiss had been placed on leave.

The University of Michigan police department acknowledged in a statement to ESPN on Tuesday night that it is investigating a potential crime at Schembechler Hall. The police released the statement to ESPN when asked specifically about an investigation into Weiss, although the statement doesn't acknowledge anyone by name.

The spokesman said Weiss has not been with the team or in the building recently. Sources told ESPN that Weiss has not been on the road recruiting for the Wolverines.

Weiss said in a statement to ESPN that he was “fully cooperating” with investigators from the police department, and the report cited a neighbor who said police had been to Weiss’ home last week. Per a police statement, the alleged crimes happened between Dec. 21 and Dec. 23. Those three days were the early signing period for high school recruits in the class of 2023.

Weiss has been with Michigan for two seasons. He was the team’s quarterbacks coach in 2021 and retained that title while becoming the co-offensive coordinator in 2022. Michigan won the Big Ten each of the past two seasons and made the College Football Playoff, though the Wolverines lost in the semifinals in each appearance.

Before coaching at Michigan, Weiss worked for Jim Harbaugh’s brother, John, at the Baltimore Ravens from 2009 to '20 and worked with Jim Harbaugh at Stanford as a graduate assistant before he was in the NFL.

Weiss’ absence from the team comes as Jim Harbaugh reiterated that he’ll be back at Michigan in 2023. Harbaugh previously said he expected to coach the Wolverines next season, though he had been in contact with NFL teams that had head-coaching vacancies.

Michigan co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss watches before an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Matt Weiss has been an assistant at Michigan for the past two seasons. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)