FAU head coach Lane Kiffin channeled his inner-James Franklin when speaking with CBS Sports recently.

In May of 2012, Franklin — then the coach at Vanderbilt — made headlines for his comments about assistant coaches and their wives.

“I’ve been saying it for a long time, I will not hire an assistant coach until I’ve seen his wife,” Franklin said during a radio interview with Nashville’s 104.5 FM The Zone. “If she looks the part, and she’s a D-I 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 fun and articulate, than it is walking into a high school and recruiting a kid and selling him.”

After receiving some backlash, Franklin then responded via Twitter with multiple tweets.

CBS Sports did an interesting story on FAU’s new prodigy OC Charlie Weis Jr.¬†Weis Jr. is just 24 years-old, but he’s grown up in football basically his entire life with his father, Charlie Weis Sr. No doubt Weis Jr. has a big on-the-field coaching career in front of him, but he’s also a top notch recruiter. And Kiffin knew that from the get-go.

“He had all A’s in every single thing he’s ever done,” Kiffin said. “Normally those kids can’t socialize. That’s not him at all.

“He’s got a beautiful wife. How’d Charlie get her? I look at assistant coaches’ wives. It tells me if they are good recruiters or not.”

Never change, Lane.