Colin Cowherd: “I saw something this morning that made me really happy… Mario Cristobal said ‘yeahhh, we’re going to retire that turnover chain thing’… two words: THANK GOD. Miami was trying to create swagger and you can’t fake it. You didn’t have enough good players so you tried to fake it and pretend you were cool. No, you used to be cool because you won games. The turnover chain is really quite possibly the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. Alabama didn’t need one, they DO take the ball away. Miami was 118th in takeaways, that means San Jose State, UCONN, Central Michigan, and Rutgers took the ball away more, I looked it up. Miami was celebrating this: ‘HEY, WE TRAIL 27-10, THERE’S A BALL ON THE FIELD, FALL ON IT! GIMME MY CHAIN!’ It was embarrassing. No city in America has more old guys trying to be cool who aren’t than Miami. Mario Cristobal said ‘enough’, you can’t fake it. He understands what ‘cool’ is. Great recruiting, his teams are as tough as a two-dollar steak, and they win a bunch of games at Oregon, and when Cristobal was at Oregon they were cool. They pushed Ohio State all over the field in Columbus last year. This whole ‘we fell on a football!’… SAN JOSE STATE TOOK THE BALL AWAY MORE THAN MIAMI.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Colin Cowherd discuss the Miami Hurricanes football team getting rid of their ‘turnover chain’ at the approval of new head coach Mario Cristobal, as Colin calls the gimmick ‘quite possibly the dumbest thing I have ever seen.’
Check out the segment above as Colin details how you can’t ‘fake cool’ in college football.