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Vandy Coach Apologizes For Comments On Wives

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt University's head football coach James Franklin apologized after stating during a radio interview that applications for the assistant position should make sure they have attractive wives.

The interviewed aired on local Nashville radio station 104.5 The Zone Wednesday evening.

Franklin said the comment was all in fun, a tongue in cheek reference to a quote from the movie Moneyball. In the movie a scout mentions that "Ugly girlfriend means no confidence at the plate."

Franklin sent out a tweet after the show aired, hoping to clear the air about the statement.

"I hope I did not offend anyone," he said. "I enjoy my family, my job, interviews with the media, meeting new people, learning & getting better and not taking myself or my job too serious."

When asked about the comment officials from the Vanderbilt University Sports Program said they would not comment.

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