Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was anticipated to educate quarterbacks this 12 months, and it was introduced as such. As a substitute, Harbaugh has added Baltimore Ravens assistant Matt Weiss, considered one of his analysts when he was at Stanford, to hitch his workers.
The Wolverines had a gap after linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary left for Tennessee.
Weiss has been with John Harbaugh’s Ravens for 12 years.
“I’m actually enthusiastic about reconnecting with Coach Matt Weiss,” Harbaugh stated in an announcement. “We now have an incredible relationship from our time collectively at Stanford, and he brings a substantial amount of expertise teaching all three phases of the sport along with his power within the space of analytics and recreation technique.
“He is a good instructor and will likely be a wonderful position mannequin for our student-athletes. We’re excited to have Matt, Melissa and their kids, Bowen (Bo), Zuzana (Zuzu) and Noema be part of our Michigan Soccer and college household.”
As well as, Ron Bellamy has moved over to educate safeties whereas George Helow will deal with the linebackers.
Weiss was a graduate assistant coach with the protection and particular groups beneath Harbaugh (2005-08) and coached the Ravens’ working backs the previous two seasons (2019-20) after working as an assistant with the receivers (2018) and quarterbacks (2016-17). He additionally served because the crew’s soccer technique coordinator in 2018.
The Ravens averaged 5.5 yards per carry as a crew in every of the final two seasons, rating fourth and fifth all-time. These had been the best marks for the reason that 2006 Atlanta Falcons averaged 5.5 yards per carry as a crew. Baltimore set six franchise data on offense in 2019: touchdowns (64), factors (531), web yards (6,521), dashing yards (3,296), first downs (386) and fewest turnovers (15).
Previous to working with the Ravens’ offense, Weiss held a wide range of roles on protection (2009-15), together with cornerbacks coach, assistant linebackers coach and high quality management. He joined the Baltimore workers in 2009 as the pinnacle coach’s assistant and labored with then-secondary coach Chuck Pagano. The Ravens’ protection ranked prime three within the NFL in fewest factors allowed three consecutive years (2009-11), tying an NFL document, whereas Weiss additionally helped coach 4 Professional Bowl performers.
Along with his roles with the Ravens’ offense and protection, Weiss was accountable for main the analytics division of the teaching workers, scripting situational observe durations and advising the workers on in-game administration choices. From 2009 to 2018, Baltimore’s decision-making led to extra profitable teaching challenges (42) than the NFL common of 24 per crew throughout that span. Moreover, with the assistance of Weiss, the Ravens twice used an intentional security to win a recreation, together with their Tremendous Bowl XLVII victory.
At Stanford, Weiss labored with the protection and particular groups as a graduate assistant coach. He labored with the defensive backs (2005), linebackers (2006), defensive position (2007) and protection/particular groups (2008). Weiss earned a grasp’s diploma in liberal arts throughout his time in Palo Alto. He was accountable for opponent breakdowns, tendency and scouting studies for the workers and he additionally ran the scout groups throughout observe.
“I’m excited concerning the alternative to educate on the College of Michigan and assist contribute to the winningest program in school soccer historical past,” Weiss stated. “I stay up for reuniting with Coach Jim Harbaugh, studying our offensive system, and constructing relationships with the workers and student-athletes.
“I’ve heard that the College of Michigan is a particular place, and my household and I are thrilled to change into part of the College of Michigan group. Go Blue!”