Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day

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On a day when the Honey Badger's dismissal from LSU dominated college football headlines, it's awesome to see a player get rewarded for their hard work. Marc Panu is a four-year walk-on at Vanderbilt, and during a team meeting on Wednesday, head coach James Franklin presented a highlight package to the team -- followed by a scholarship. Bravo!

[thanks, nick!]

Say What Now of the Day

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Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin said in an interview Wednesday that the appearance of coaches' wives factors into the interview process:

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.

He continued:

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 fun and articulate, than it is walking into a high school and recruiting a kid and selling him.

Franklin took to Twitter today after his comments made the rounds: "My foot doesn't taste good, I hope I did not offend any1, I love & respect ALL,have a great day, enjoy the fam & don't forget 2 #AnchorDown"