Vanderbilt football coach: ‘I will not hire an assistant coach … until I’ve seen his wife’ [AUDIO]

Jeff Poor | Media Reporter

This might be one that Vanderbilt University head football coach James Franklin wishes he could have back.

On Clay Travis’s 104.5 “The Zone” radio show in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday Franklin explained what one of the requirements is for employment as an assistant coach under him: A wife that “looks the part.”

“I’ve been saying it before,” Franklin said. “I will not hire an assistant coach… until I’ve seen his wife. If his wife — if she looks the part, if she is a D-1 recruit, that’s part of the deal. There’s a very strong correlation between having the confidence to go after a woman and being quick on your feet, and having some personality and confidence and being fun and articulate than it is walking into a high school, recruiting a kid and selling him.”


Franklin credited the movie “Moneyball” for that philosophy, but backed off later in a tweet on Thursday:

(h/t Deadspin)

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