Michigan announces hiring of new QB coach, other staff changes
Michigan officially announced the hiring of quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss on Monday evening.
Weiss joins the Wolverines after a 12-year stint with the Baltimore Ravens. He also was a graduate assistant for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford.
“I am excited about the opportunity to coach at the University of Michigan and help contribute to the winningest program in college football history,” Weiss said in a release. “I look forward to reuniting with Coach Jim Harbaugh, learning our offensive system, and building relationships with the staff and student-athletes. I’ve heard that the University of Michigan is a special place, and my family and I are thrilled to become a part of the University of Michigan community. Go Blue!”
Michigan also announced that Ron Bellamy will now coach safeties and George Helow will be coaching linebackers. Bellamy and Helow were initially expected to coach receivers and safeties, respectively.
The shakeup is partially the result of former Wolverines linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary leaving to take a job at Tennessee.
Weiss was an assistant quarterbacks coach with the Ravens from 2016-17. He spent the last two years coaching Baltimore’s running backs and served as the team’s football strategy coordinator in 2018.
This will be an interesting set of moves to monitor, particularly moving Bellamy to the defensive side of the ball. Bellamy is a former Michigan receiver who is entering his first year as a collegiate assistant.
As of now, it’s unclear who Michigan’s receivers coach will be next season. None of the 10 coaches on Michigan’s staff page have receiver listed as amongst their responsibilities, although co-offensive coordinator Josh Gattis would make sense for the role. He has been a receivers coach before, including his time at Michigan.
“I am really excited about reconnecting with Coach Matt Weiss,” Harbaugh said in the release. “We have a great relationship from our time together at Stanford and he brings a great deal of experience coaching all three phases of the game in addition to his strength in the area of analytics and game strategy. He is a great teacher and will be an excellent role model for our student-athletes. We are excited to have Matt, Melissa and their children, Bowen (Bo), Zuzana (Zuzu) and Noema join our Michigan Football and university family.”