Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin apologized for comments he made about the process he uses to hire assistant coaches.

From USA Today, here’s what he said:

“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 woman, 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.”

Here’s more of his apology:

Of course, a controversy like this is Twitter gold.