Michigan football promotes analyst Kirk Campbell to quarterbacks coach

Campbell replaces fired quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss

Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. (Christian Petersen, 2015 Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, Mich.Michigan football has promoted offensive analyst Kirk Campbell to quarterbacks coach one week after Matt Weiss was fired due to a criminal investigation.

Campbell joined Jim Harbaugh’s staff last offseason and worked in an off-the-field role as an offensive analyst throughout 2022.

“Kirk is a bright, young offensive mind who immediately meshed with our coaching staff last year,” Harbaugh said. “Our offensive staff was really impressed with his knowledge and expertise of the entire offense, and he was integral to the success of the offense with game planning and opponent scouting.”

Campbell was the quarterbacks coach at Old Dominion University for two seasons prior to joining the Wolverines. He worked as an offensive analyst at Penn State from 2017-2019 and was the team’s interim quarterbacks coach for the 2019 Cotton Bowl.

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Robert McCollum Family Quarterback Coach at the University of Michigan,” Campbell said. “I enjoy my relationship with Coach Harbaugh and our staff, and I look forward to working with them as we develop, mentor, and coach great players.”

Campbell first started coaching at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia, where he spent five seasons before heading to Penn State.

He joins a Michigan coaching staff that just led the Wolverines to their first-ever 13-win season. Michigan won the Big Ten for the second season in a row and once again appeared in the College Football Playoff.

“My family and I love everything about this university and football program, especially the people that I get to work with daily,” Campbell said. “I look forward to helping Team 144 reach new heights in 2023. Today, and every day, it’s great to be a Michigan Wolverine. Go Blue.”

“Kirk does an outstanding job developing relationships, and I know he will have an outstanding rapport with our quarterbacks,” Harbaugh said. “We are excited to have Kirk and his wife, Lauren, as well as their daughter, Riley, continue as members of our Michigan football family.”

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