Turnover Chain mania is reaching fever pitch in Miami. The University of Miami Hurricanes are undefeated after trucking Virginia Tech on Saturday night, full of swagger, and accessorizing to match said swagger.
If you’re not following along here, Miami awards defensive players a very large, very gaudy chain when they force turnovers like fumbles or interceptions. It’s called, appropriately, “The Turnover Chain.”
ABC is even putting up a graphic for “turnover chain recipients” when they are awarded the accessory.
Even Alex Rodriguez is getting in on the fun. He attended Saturday night’s game between the Hurricanes and the Hokies with girlfriend Jennifer Lopez and he seemed thrilled to be repping his alma mater, ostensibly because he had his own turnover chain.
Seriously, look at how happy he looks. Everyone looks like that in Miami right now. And if they can tarnish Notre Dame at home next weekend, the Canes could have a serious conversation with America about its place in the National Title race.
Right now they’re just a fun sidebar in the college football season. They’ve played bad teams close and put on entertaining games. But Saturday night’s takedown of No. 13 Virginia Tech was, much like the Turnover Chain, a statement. Another big one against the Irish would make the rest of America take notice.