Miami’s famous “turnover chain” is no more.
According to Action Network’s Brett McMurphy, Hurricanes head coach Mario Cristobal is ditching the large 10-karat gold chain the team has used to celebrate takeaways since 2017.
Cristobal, who is entering his first year with the program, said the channel “is no longer part of our culture”.
Ross Deller from Sports Illustrated added that the chains are no longer in the window of the football office. He speculated that they are “now somewhere in the team’s equipment room, perhaps never to see the light again.”
Miami recorded 31 takeaways when the revenue chain introduced in 2017. The badges have become synonymous with the program over the past five years.
However, the chain apparently doesn’t match Cristobal’s vision for the team. This cut could mean a more professional approach to its players, but many fans will regret the loss of a fun way to honor a defender for being a game-changer.