Miami Hurricanes turnover chain Sep 25, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes safety James Williams (0) celebrates with the turnover chain after intercepting a pass from Central Connecticut State Blue Devils quarterback Romelo Williams (not pictured) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Hurricanes are widely considered the originators of turnover props in college football when they rolled out their iconic turnover chain in 2017. For the past five seasons, any time a Miami player forced a turnover, the player would be given an oversized 36-inch, 2.5-kilogram, 10-karat gold chain to wear on the sidelines in celebration.

It was fun and iconic while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end – the turnover chain included. On Thursday, new Miami head coach Mario Cristobal officially announced that the Hurricanes would be parting with the famed turnover prop, according to Brett McMurphy of The Action Network.

“It’s not part of our culture,” Miami head coach Mario Cristobal told McMurphy.

As Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press points out, this isn’t necessarily new information. Back in January, Miami five-star offensive tackle Francis Mauigoa told Adam Gorney of Rivals that Miami was getting rid of the turnover chain.

“We got rid of the turnover chain,” Mauigoa said. “We’re here to play football.”

Still, the news was surprising to most in the college football world, who took to Twitter and lamented the demise of what had become one of the more iconic recent traditions in the country.

It’s unclear what traditions Cristobal will bring with him to Miami, but we know that the Canes have now gotten a little less fun.

[Brett McMurphy]