Michigan had previously announced about a month ago that Jim Harbaugh would coach the Wolverine quarterbacks, but multiple reports this morning share that Harbaugh is instead reaching into familiar territory to complete his offensive staff.
Matt Weiss, the running backs coach for the Baltimore Ravens since 2019, will be joining the Wolverines staff as quarterbacks coach, per multiple reports. Last year, the Ravens finished the year with the top rushing offense in the league.
Ian Rapoport was among the first to share the news.
Jim Harbaugh and Weiss have a previous history, going back to Stanford where Weiss previously worked for Jim while a graduate assistant for the Cardinal program from 2005-08.
Weiss has spent the past 12 years with the Ravens organization, first joining the team as the assistant to the head coach before moving to the defensive side of the ball where he worked with former secondary coach Chuck Pagano. After that, he moved to assistant linebackers coach in 2014 before moving to the offensive side of the ball a few years later.
From 2016-17 he assisted with quarterbacks under Mary Mornhinweg, and in 2018 he moved to assisting with the wide receivers.
The hire marks the second time this off season that Jim has raided his brother John’s NFL staff to fill a vacancy. Earlier this off season, back in January, Michigan filled their defensive coordinator opening with Ravens linebackers coach Mike McDonald after parting ways with Don Brown.
The quarterbacks job was open after the contract of Ben McDaniels was not renewed.
The addition of Weiss completes an overhaul on the offensive side of the ball.
The Wolverines busy off season on offense included; Ron Bellamy joining the team from the high school ranks as wide receivers coach, tight ends coach Sherrone Moore taking over the offensive line after the departure of offensive line coach Ed Warinner, Mike Hart joining the program after working with the running backs at Indiana the last several years, and Jay Harbaugh now working with the tight ends in addition to special teams.
Defensively, the program has to fill a linebackers opening following Tennessee swooping in to snag Wolverines linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary, as we shared a few days ago.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.
Another #Ravens-to-#Michigan coaching move: Baltimore RBs coach Matt Weiss is leaving to become the Wolverines QBs coach, source said. Weiss has led the NFL’s No. 1 rushing attack under John Harbaugh, now will coach QBs under Jim Harbaugh. The two were together at Stanford.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 21, 2021