Originally written on Kegs 'n Eggs  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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 relative in the SEC. Want to help Franklin take his team to the promise land and hop aboard his staff? Applicants beware; it’s more than just [...]
  • Yep,Thats why Vandy IS and always WILL BE a JOKE!!! Force in the SEC my ass!!
  • Okay, but is there a strong correlation between coaching in the SEC and command of the English language?
    WTF???? Maybe go back to middle school for a refresher course before ya make anymore public statements. Maybe they should have asked to see his SAT score before they hired him. Just sayin'.

    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.
  • At what point did Vandy become a "force" in the SEC? Are you kidding me? Let's see, their SEC wins were against Ole Miss and Kentucky. I think you meant to say that they've become a "farce"...just like their joke of a coach!
  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • OMG...what year IS this - 1952???? Get real man...
  • The best aspects of Vanderbilt will always be four things:

    1) It's named after the Vanderbilt family;

    2) It has an incredibly large endowment;

    3) It is a top research institution;

    4) It has elite law and medical schools

    Where in that itemization do you see "...an elite football program"?

    This coach actually has a point, but he shouldn't overuse the philosophy. Logically speaking, a hot wife can be a "sufficient" condition for being a potentially good recruiter, but it is not - and should not be construed to be - a "necessary" one.

    In closing...yes, he needs to go back to high school and study some basic English.
  • I knew a sales guy that had a super hot wife. He was fired from his position at 3 companies because he never met his quota. He certainly didn't prove that a hot wife was sufficient to recruit clients. It's a ridiculous premise anyway you look at it. Perhaps the assistant coaches with hot wives at Vandy could help the cheerleading team recruit their talent. Now that I could buy!
  • If you take what he's saying (and my slight validation) too literally, you wind up with discussions like this one. I don't think this guy means it literally. Do you really think this guy would reject Norm Chow, for example, if his wife wasn't hot? I don't take what he's saying too literally. I think he means that a hot wife is a bonus that indicates a prospective assistant's recruiting possibilities. But the argument fails when you consider that the assistant might be prettier than his hot wife. In those cases, he didn't have to "recruit" her.
  • Your perspective is skwed. Why are wives recruiting tools? Do it the old fashioned way cash and strippers, not wives>>>>>>
  • Actually, I don't think anyone is taking his comments too seriously; however, the real issue here is that the coach of a Div1A program should know better than to even jokingly make a comment like this in public. Perhaps he should focus more on winning games in the SEC than making comments that make he and his program look bad. If he had the record of Saban or Miles, perhaps he might get away with it (though both of these guys would know better), but he just comes off as looking like someone trying to get attention.
  • Huh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Who is this dipstick? Let me see his wife!
  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • Vanderbilt hired this moron??
    Thats the SEC I guess!
  • Vandy...just dropped a few notches from the "Stanford of the South" with these idiotic comments.

    Prediction: if MSNBC or Gawd forbid Gloria Allred runs with these comments consider dudes coaching career OVER!

    What a tool. Bye bye Coach Franklin.
  • what a dumb az!!!
  • I agree with OregonCoast Coach Franklin should be fired. You can not say things like this. It is the times we live in. Look a little closer I bet he is or has had affairs with his assistants wives or girlfriends. What a moron.
  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment


Darrelle Revis, Ndamukong Suh exchange words after game

Curt Schilling's son causes scare at Logan Airport

Manziel's girlfriend tells Browns to put Johnny Football in

Scalpers in Detroit selling free Jets-Bills tickets for $125

Report: Redskins could bench Robert Griffin III

Broncos have meeting with scoreboard operator


Report: Cowboys could still pursue Adrian Peterson

Manny Pacquiao: I'm ready to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

John Calipari gets daughter's birthday wrong

Carson: Hall of Fame career not worth concussion problems

Tiger hires new swing coach

Is Sting making his WWE debut at Survivor Series?

WATCH: Odell Beckham Jr makes catch-of-the-year

WATCH: Marshawn Lynch's awesome post game interview

Video: RG3 gets crushed, his linemen look unfazed

WATCH: Dominic Raiola tries to cheap-shot Patriots' lineman

WATCH: Janoris Jenkins returns interception for 99 yd TD

WATCH: TY Hilton chokes up in emotional postgame interview

WATCH: Chris Clemons accidentally knocks ref's hat off

WATCH: Aaron Rodgers throws nifty TD across his body

WATCH: LeGarrette Blount does Antonio Brown's end zone dance

WATCH: Eagles take opening kickoff 107 yards for TD

Western Carolina coach blasts Kirk Herbsreit

WATCH: Young reporter asks Helfrich funny question

Commodores News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Dominic Raiola admits to dirty play

WATCH: Revis, Suh exchange words

Manziel's GF wants her man to play

Cowboys to pursue Adrian Peterson?

Cal gets daughter's bday wrong

Carson: Career not worth concussions

Report: Gundy pursuing Florida job

Tiger hires new swing coach

WATCH: Jameis Winston shoves ref

Florida DL supports Will Muschamp with eye black

Jay Gruden: RG3 has been 'coddled'

LeBron: Love needs to 'demand' the ball

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.