Muskegon, Michigan – The Michigan football team’s offense will be in new hands this fall, with Matt Weiss He shared the duties of the offensive coordinator for the first time in his career.
Weiss, who spent more than a decade with the Baltimore Ravens before being named coach of the Michigan team in 2021, has been described as a “genius” coaching the position. Last fall, he helped develop Cady McNamara into a third team All-Big Ten selection while expanding JJ McCarthy’s role in Michigan crime.
During the sabbatical, Jim Harbaugh promoted Weiss to Co-OC along with Sherrone Moore. Weiss also maintains his responsibilities as quarterback coach.
So while Wolverine was Enjoy a day at the beach In Muskegon, Michigan, we asked the question: What exactly makes Weiss a genius? This is what we heard:
Alex Orji, Qatar: “Anyone who knows him – and even if you don’t – you walk into the room with him knowing he’s the smartest in the room just based on the way he acts and the way he talks. Everything he does, makes sense. With our mid-room, we’re so much fun that I I think it’s a collaboration between his genius and everyone having fun, and then everyone is having fun now.
“With the schema side – I mean, we talk about him all the time being a little bit new to coaching quarterbacks. His idea of what the schema is in his head, is just unparalleled. He’s different in the way he sees football and thinks about things. He can tell What to do against defense at any time.
“You put his brain in your head and you can throw at him, it’s a sequel every time. He always knows what to do
“The thing is, he talks about a lot of things you don’t hear like training a quarterback. You have to know what to do with football, whatever the situation – you get attacked, all of that, you have to know what to do when things go wrong. This is one. It’s one of the biggest things he’s focused on. That’s why in the last year between Cade and JJ, we didn’t have a lot of sacks, we didn’t have a lot of options. They always know what to do.”
Jayden Denegal, QB: “Of course. He’s the smartest guy I know in football. He just knows everything about the game. Literally everything. There’s no question you can’t ask him.
“Just know a lot about the game, study it all the time, and really like it. He’s a genius when it comes to football. He knows all the concepts, he knows what defense is trying to do. Especially with his NFL background, he’s really good. He’s a genius – I don’t know how to describe it another way.”
Christian Dixon, WR: “He wouldn’t be Jim Harpo’s left man if he wasn’t good at what he’s doing. So that definitely speaks volumes and he’s been able to produce at the highest levels.
“You’ve helped us exceptionally well in getting a two-midfield room and both of them have strived to be, in my opinion, two of the best quarterbacks in the country. His lines are definitely there. So Coach Harbaugh certainly wouldn’t trust him to insult us if he didn’t have 100% faith in him” .
Michigan Football Day in Muskegon
On Saturday, Michigan football enjoyed a beach day in Muskegon. Sometimes, groups split up to go on a fishing trip on Lake Michigan. Others visited the nearby USS Silversides submarine museum. But the majority spent their entire afternoon on the sand – playing soccer, corn digging, volleyball, spike ball and basketball, or simply enjoying the sun and surfing.
Watch some of the scenes from today in the video below: