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Miami brings the bling for new college football season

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In previous seasons, the Miami Hurricanes have been known for their excessive sideline bling.

This season, they raised the bar once again.

Despite the 24-20 loss to open the season to No. 8 Florida on Saturday, Miami broke out turnover chain 3.0 and introduced touchdown rings.

The new turnover chain has over 2,000 white sapphire stones in the “305” part of the chain. It took around three months to make.

The “305” charm weighs about half a kilogram and the chain weighs two kilograms on its own.

Defensive end Scott Patchan was the first to don the new chain after recovering a fumble on Miami’s own 9-yard line early on.

The idea originated during the 2017 season when then-defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was looking to motivate his players. The turnover chain was created to reward players for forcing an interception or a fumble.

This year, the Hurricanes added the touchdown rings.

Diaz, now the at the helm for the Hurricanes, told reporters after Saturday’s game that the touchdown rings came to be because they wanted the offense to have something to celebrate their plays with as well.


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