Vanderbilt University football coach James Franklin apologized via Twitter for derogatory comments he made during a recent interview with a local radio station.
In the interview with 104.5 The Zone, the conversation turned to hiring assistants.
"I've been saying it for a long time. I will not hire an assistant coach until I've seen his wife. If she looks the part, and she's a D-1 recruit, then you got a chance to get hired. That's part of the deal," Franklin said.
He continued, "There's a strong correlation between having the confidence, going up and talking to a woman, and being quick on your feet and having some personality and confidence and being fun and articulate, than it is walking into a high school and recruiting a kid and selling him."
Since the interview, the second year coach has posted five apologies on Twitter.
"My foot doesn't taste good. I hope I didn't offend anyone," he wrote in one Tweet.
In another, he wrote, "Skills is what I am looking for. As a husband and father of two daughters, I regret the way I conveyed my message."
The Tennessean reports Vice Chancellor of Athletics David Williams has discussed the incident with Franklin.
"I've talked to him about how inappropriate the statements were and how offensive they could be to some people," he told the paper.
According to Vandy Sports Information, Franklin will not have any response beyond his tweets.
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