Josh Gattis replacement: Michigan reportedly has 'strong option' with internal candidate, per report
Josh Gattis has reportedly left Michigan for Miami to be the Hurricanes’ new offensive coordinator. So who will the Wolverines and Jim Harbaugh turn to as Gattis’ replacement?
QBs coach Matt Weiss, who worked closely with Harbaugh last season, would be a strong option to replace Gattis, Adam Rittenberg of ESPN reported. It was nearly a year ago that Harbaugh named Weiss as quarterbacks coach as Weiss went to Ann Arbor after he was on the Baltimore Ravens’ staff the previous 12 seasons.
Weiss worked previously with Harbaugh at Stanford, where he was a graduate assistant coach with the defense and special teams (2005-08), according to Michigan.
An assistant coach under Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh, Weiss mentored the running backs the previous 2 seasons (2019-20) after working as an assistant with the receivers (2018) and quarterbacks (2016-17). He also served as the team’s football strategy coordinator in 2018.
Prior to working with the Ravens’ offense, Weiss held a variety of roles on defense (2009-15), including cornerbacks coach, assistant linebackers coach and quality control. At Stanford, Weiss worked with the defense and special teams as a graduate assistant coach. He worked with the defensive backs (2005), linebackers (2006), defensive line (2007) and defense/special teams (2008).
A New Haven, Conn., native, Weiss began his coaching career as an assistant at Smyrna (Tenn.) High School in 2003-04 after a four-year playing career at Vanderbilt (2001-04)