Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin is either a sexist pig or a Southern Bro with his head on straight, depending on your world view. The Commodores leader laid out his unique process of hiring assistant coaches during a radio interview Wednesday – one that’s filled with plenty of T & A.
Franklin, in a relaxed mood near the beach, explained, "I've been saying it for a long time, I will not hire an assistant coach until I've seen his wife. If she looks the part, and she's a D-1 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 fun and articulate, than it is walking into a high school and recruiting a kid and selling him."
Franklin apparently took the theory from a scene in “Moneyball” where major league scouts say that a prospect with an ugly girlfriend is not to be trusted.
There’s no scientific evidence to suggest that dudes with smoking-hot other halves are better at designing a zone-blitzing scheme, but Franklin gets points for his honesty.