Is James Franklin leaving Vanderbilt for Penn State? [UPDATE: Yes.]

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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!