Vanderbilt coach James Franklin has helped change the philosophy of the school’s football team seemingly overnight. New facilities, better players and an overall attitude shift have helped make them a force in the SEC.
Want to be a part of this movement and help Franklin take his team to the promise land by joining his staff? Applicants beware; it’s more than just your resumé and background check he will be looking at.
Speaking with 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, Franklin described an integral part of his hiring process. Yep, you guessed it. Assistants must have smokin’ hot wives.
“I’ve been saying it for a long time; I will not hire an assistant until I see his wife,” Franklin said. ”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 apologize to all the average wives out there on Franklin’s behalf, but this is rather wonderful. And if you had any questions on whether Vanderbilt really belonged in the SEC, I imagine those thoughts were just destroyed and lit on fire.
[h/t Coaching Search, Image via Holy Turf]