Michigan Wolverines news: Matt Weiss on administrative leave, recruiting updates and more

Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Conference championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Conference championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Our latest Michigan Wolverines news roundup features some strange news about Michigan football co-OC Matt Weiss, some recruiting updates, and more. 

If you haven’t heard yet about Michigan football co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss, he’s been officially placed on administrative leave by the University of Michigan. He’s subject to an investigation that surrounds alleged “computer access crimes.”

This was first reported by ESPN’s Pete Thamel and Dan Murphy.  Here’s an excerpt of the report which came out on Tuesday.

"“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.”"

Here’s what Weiss told ESPN:

"“I am aware of the ongoing investigation by the University of Michigan Police Department and fully cooperating with investigators. I look forward to the matter being resolved. Out of respect for the integrity of the investigation, I will not have any further comment.”"

It’s definitely not the news Michigan Wolverines fans were looking for after finding out about the return of Jim Harbaugh on Monday, but there’s also a lot to sort through. Josh Henschke of Rivals was able to dig this up which seems to offer more clarity on the incident.

It’s hard to know what’s going on but Weiss hasn’t been recruiting for Michigan football. A 2025 QB offer went out this week to the son of former NFL QB Akili Smith and it was Sherrone Moore that extended the offer, not Weiss.

We’ll see what happens. This investigation will be interesting to follow but you have to wonder if it will lead to Michigan football hiring a new quarterbacks coach/co-offensive coordinator.

Michigan Football makes top seven for 2024 top target

Now that the NFL rumors are over with, for now, Jim Harbaugh and the rest of the Michigan football staff were out recruiting on Tuesday. Harbaugh visited tight-end commitment Hogan Hansen and even did a little workout as he once did with Colston Loveland.

In other news, I’Marion Stewart, a four-star wide receiver ranked in the top 300 overall according to the On3 consensus rankings, released a top seven on Tuesday that included Michigan football.

Stewart is ranked 297th overall according to the consensus rankings and he’s got a 97-percent chance to land with Michigan. EJ Holland already has a prediction in for the Michigan Wolverines and said he feels confident in that after communicating with Stewart this week.

The Illinois prospect will be visiting Michigan football this weekend and it could be a chance for the Wolverines to close, or at least keep that positive momentum going.

Michigan football has also taken over as the leader according to the On3 prediction machine for Stanford commitment Cameron Brandt. He’s a four-star edge rusher at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds and with Jim Harbaugh back, he seems like he will end up flipping to the Wolverines.

Michigan Wolverines wrestling ranked third in NCAA

The Michigan wrestling program is putting together another really solid campaign after winning the Big Ten championship a year ago. The Wolverines are currently ranked third in the NCAA wrestling rankings and have a wrestler ranked in most weight classes.

Mason Parris headlines the lineup for the Wolverines. He’s ranked second according to the Intermat rankings for the heavyweight class. He’s 17-0 this season. Cameron Amine is ranked 5th in the 165-pound weight class for the Wolverines and he’s 7-1 overall.

The Michigan Wolverines will put their undefeated dual record on the line Friday night against top-ranked Penn State at 7 PM EST on Big Ten Network. It should be a stellar matchup and as we all know, in NCAA wrestling, the Big Ten is as good as it gets.

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