James Franklin needs to see your wife before he hires you

We’ll go out on a limb and say that Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin is a man who knows what he wants in an assistant coach. But that’s not what he would like you to know today.

What he would like you to know today is that he is a man that knows what he wants in his assistant’s wives. And that is, in Franklin’s words, “a D1 recruit”.

You’re confused, so we’ll let Franklin explain.

While in Destin on Wednesday afternoon, Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin told Clay Travis on 104.5 The Zone that he evaluates the appearance of coaches’ wives during the interview process.

Franklin, in a relaxed mood near the beach, explained, “I’ve been saying it for a long time, I will not hire an assistant until I see his wife. If she looks the part and she’s a D1 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 women, 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.”

There’s a correlation between having an attractive wife and recruiting high school kids? Not sure how you came to that conclusion, James.

At any rate, Franklin decided it was best to apologize to anyone he offended with his comments. But the fact remains, James Franklin will check out wife during the interview process. And there’s nothing you can do about it.

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