Parents can sometimes influence where their high school kid goes to college, so a college coach has to be willing to make a connection with the recruit's family during visits. Some coaches have it easier than others, however.
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury is one of the most popular coaches in college football, but his popularity has nothing to do with his team's performance on the football field. The 34-year-old receives a lot of attention because he bears a striking resemblance to actor Ryan Gosling.
As it turns out, his looks play a role in his recruiting visits.
Kingsbury appeared on The Dan Le Batard Show on Tuesday. For those who aren't familiar with Dan Le Batard, he is always willing to ask random questions to his guests that help make the interviews entertaining.
The highlight of the interview came when Le Batard asked the Red Raiders coach if any of his recruits' single moms ever flirted with him. The coach's response, via CoachingSearch.com's Chris Vannini, is classic.
“Yeah,” Kingsbury said, laughing. “You’ve got to play to your strengths. So I kind of encourage that a little bit. It’s part of the deal.”
The Texas Tech coach also gave his thoughts on being compared to Gosling.
“I’ll take that one," Kingsbury said. "It can be worse, for sure.”
Based on what he said, it certainly helps to look like the actor.
[H/t Larry Brown Sports]