Vandy Coach: My Assistants Must Have Good-Looking Wives

Source: Joel Provano  / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin became the target of Georgia fans’ ire last year after his post-game confrontation with UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.

Franklin, in an interview with Nashville radio station 104.5 The Zone, responded to a question about whether it helps a coach in recruiting to have a good-looking wife.

“I’ve been saying it for a long time, I will not hire an assistant coach until I’ve seen his wife,” he said. “His wife, if she looks the part and she’s a D1 recruit, then you got a chance to get hired.

“I mean, 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 fun and articulate, than it is walking into a high school and recruiting a kid and selling him.”

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