The Miami Hurricanes get rid of the turnover chain.
Miami’s new coach Mario Cristobal has confirmed the popular gem’s demise to Brett McMurphy of the Action Network. “It’s not part of our culture,” Cristobal said of his reasoning for removing the channel.
Cristobal, 51, is scheduled to speak at ACC Media Days on Thursday, and he will almost certainly be asked about the decision.
The channel debuted in 2017, under then-head coach Mark Richt. The tradition of handing out the sideline turnover chain to players for takeout continued throughout Manny Diaz’s tenure. Along the way, the chain got more and more showy. It also helped inspire similar celebrations throughout college football.
In his first year at his alma mater after four successful seasons at Oregon, however, Cristobal is charting a new course.
A look at the revenue chain over the years:
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Miami hurricanes shake off turnover chain, says Mario Cristobal