Vanderbilt coach James Franklin will only hire assistant coaches with hot wives
If there are any football coaches out there who were planning to apply for a position at Vanderbilt, be sure to bring along a photo of your wife to your interview with Vandy head coach James Franklin. Unless, of course, your wife isn’t a looker. If that is the case and you really want the job, you had better show up with a photo of a good-looking woman. Otherwise, you need not apply.
“I’ve been saying it for a long time, I will not hire an assistant until I see his wife,” Franklin said during an interview with Clay Travis of 104.5 The Zone. “If she looks the part and she’s a D-I recruit, then you got a chance to get hired. That’s part of the deal. There’s a very strong correlation between having the confidence, going up and talking to a woman, and being quick on your feet and having some personality and confidence and being articulate and confident, than it is walking into a high school and recruiting a kid and selling him.”
Franklin says the movie “Moneyball” spoke directly to him when scouts were talking about how the lack of an attractive girlfriend can indicate a player has confidence issues. Maybe Franklin is onto something. Lane Kiffin seems to have no problem landing top recruits, and have you taken a look at his wife? For what it’s worth, Franklin backtracked on Thursday afternoon.
“My foot doesn’t taste good, I hope I did not offend (anyone),” he wrote on his Twitter account. “I love (and) respect ALL. Have a great day, enjoy the (family) and don’t forget to #AnchorDown.”
No worries, James — Steve Spurrier’s coaching criteria may still have yours beat.