The U has some new bling bling! Miami's new turnover chain weighs nearly 7 pounds, about 2 pounds heavier than last year's version, and is 8.5 inches long, 3 inches longer than last year's. There are more than 4,000 stones used to decorate the Ibis.
Compare that to last year's chain, in which the U had 450 orange and 400 green stones.
Defensive coordinator Manny Young hinted during the offseason that the team might make changes to the original chain, which Miami unveiled last season.
Malek Young, the first person to wear the original turnover chain, rushed over and placed it on Bandy's neck. Young can no longer play football after sustaining a career-ending neck injury in the bowl game against Wisconsin, but he remains on scholarship and serves as a student assistant.