We knew we liked this James Franklin guy, who has made Vanderbilt relevant again. But we like the coach’s recruiting tactics even more.
Speaking with Nashville’s 104.5 The Zone: “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.”
We can see Franklin’s point, though it’s unclear if he just wants to increase his chances of hanging out with a group of hot women when the coaches and their families spend time together.
So there you go, aspiring college football assistant coaches, get out of the film room and into your local singles bar. And remember, this is for your career.