Over the years, Oregon has been on the cutting edge of a lot of things.
Uniforms, sick facilities, a gigantic Heisman billboard in Manhattan. The Ducks have helped reshape the college football landscape.
Last night, however, they tried to imitate Miami’s signature turnover chain. The results were not good.
If you look at it, it is just a chain with the logo on it, as opposed to the extravagant one “The U” uses. Here is a closeup of it, courtesy of former Ducks QB Akili Smith.
— Akili Smith (@akili_smith) November 18, 2017
However, Twitter wasn’t feeling the Miami knockoff, and they let Oregon have it.
Oregon’s turnover chain is the least flashy thing the program has done in years, just a literal chain with a logo pic.twitter.com/ojoelqsQn1
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) November 19, 2017
Oregon's turnover chain pic.twitter.com/DZAHa6YOrN
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) November 19, 2017
Oregon needs to get out of here with that weak turnover chain. https://t.co/swyAxOLQH2
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 19, 2017
— Chris (@CAErickson76) November 19, 2017
Miami Turnover Chain vs. Oregon Turnover Chain pic.twitter.com/hrRlFUhEIQ
— Ryan Easterling (@RyanEasterling) November 19, 2017
Yeah, the Ducks took their lumps.
However, according to an Oregon alum, the genesis of this chain happened a few years ago.
The O chain (crafted in 2009 when diamondplate on shoulder pads was still a thing) has been a proud tradition at the front of the Oregon student section since 2011. It's currently on its third owner pic.twitter.com/T4yNn35SRT
— Tanner Faris (@tannerfaris) November 19, 2017
It will be interesting to see if the chain lives on next week and beyond.