Upping the Ante for Hurricane Footballers
The University of Miami Hurricanes grabbed the attention of college football fans nationwide last year with their famous turnover chain, a staple of the Canes’ dominant defense. Force a turnover, and you wear the chain! After busting the original chain out no less than 31 times in 2017, the Canes have now revamped the design to the tune of a whopping $98,456. The new chain features the UM mascot, Sebastian the Ibis, instead of the classic orange and green “U” logo.
The ibis weighs in at 6.5 pounds with over 4,000 stones and a length of 8.5 inches, whereas the former version weighed only 4.5 pounds and contained 900 stones in the 5.5 inch “U”. This year, however, it hasn’t helped the team climb from its ranking below No. 20 in the college polls.