James Franklin’s Recruiting Strategy: Your Wife Better Be Smokin’

Now that Franklin and Gratham have buried the hatchet, I think we can turn to more important, ahem, *qualities* that Franklin brings to the picture.  Namely, hot women:

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.”

As an added bonus, one of Franklin’s assistant coaches gives a shout out to AD’s favorite writer:

@coachingsearch: James Franklin will not hire you unless your wife is a smoke show. http://bit.ly/KxYmPy ” This-I def outkicked my coverage!

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3 thoughts on “James Franklin’s Recruiting Strategy: Your Wife Better Be Smokin’

  1. Vice Chancellor David Williams was not impressed by the above:

    “After being informed of Coach Franklin’s comments, I spoke with him about his remarks. We discussed how inappropriate and offensive his statements were no matter his state of mind or intent. Coach Franklin is clearly aware of his mistake and is sorry for any hurt that resulted from his statements. Clearly his comments do not reflect the values and hiring practices of Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Athletics or Vanderbilt Football.”

    http://www.vucommodores.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/053112aaa.html

  2. Pingback: Vanderbilt coach Franklin: I recruit unborn children (via Fox Sports) | ALDLAND

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