Count Bronco Mendenhall among the legion of Turnover Chain fans.
He just hopes he doesn’t get to see it in person on Saturday (noon, ABC), when his team meets the unbeaten Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium.
In his weekly press conference Monday, Virginia’s coach had no problem admitting he enjoys the hottest accessory in college football.
Are you envious of Miami’s turnover chain, or —
MENDENHALL: “I think it’s really cool. College football is — there’s an element of youthfulness and fun that sometimes is lost with the pressure and the polls and the salaries and scrutiny and the entertainment version of whether you’ve had a good game or a bad game. And so to have kind of a thread of excitement and culture that I think the players like and certainly their fans have gotten behind, I think it’s really cool.”
Did you ever consider doing something like that?
MENDENHALL: “Maybe not that exact thing. But something, yeah.”
Have a chain like that in your personal collection?
MENDENHALL: “Not quite that thick.”
When did you first notice the turnover chain?
MENDENHALL: “After our game (against Louisville), Miami-Notre Dame, I saw some of it on my phone when we were coming back. I didn’t watch the whole thing but that was my exposure to the chain and I thought it was fun.”
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