FSU Turnover Backpack (Twitter Photo)
The University of Miami may have been first. Can FSU be the last for turnover swag?
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
When the University of Miami introduced their turnover chain, it was cool. It was motivational. It went viral.
The fad of honoring defensive players for creating turnovers caught on. Other schools adopted their own version of the turnover chain. It even spread to the high school ranks.
In an effort to be different, other colleges mixed it up. Alabama, Colorado State and Ohio have created WWE-style belts for recognizing a new turnover champ.
Memphis has a new tradition this season. They’ve introduced the turnover robe, ala Ric Flair. Memphis is kind of the birth place for pro wrasslin’ and the home of Jerry “The King” Lawler. Ric Flair was born in Memphis, so the shtick fits perhaps.
— CA Sports (@memphissports) September 2, 2018
Boise State has installed a turnover throne for their players to take turns sitting on. It’s getting out of control.
Now, Florida State has unveiled their new “turnover backpack” and it looks as bad as it sounds. It’s been called “the end” of turnover gimmick creativity, inspired by Dora the Explorer, and the question has been asked about ‘What’s in the backpack?’ Insert your own joke here.
Really? .. a turnover backpack? 🙄https://t.co/X291ZKN2rT
— Daily Snark (@DailySnark) September 9, 2018
It’s time for the turnover gimmicks to come to an end. Florida State’s idea is the epitome of the turnover trend jumping the shark. Can we end this now?
– Andy Hilton