Wisconsin beat Miami 34-24 in the 2017 Orange Bowl on Saturday, and forced 3 turnovers in the process. The Miami Hurricanes, proprietors of the turnover chain, forced 1. In a 10-point game where the winner outgained the loser by 23 yards, turnovers proved to be the biggest difference.
What does Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst think about that?
Well, here’s what ESPN’s cameras caught him saying on the field after his Badgers won.
"Turnover chain my f***in ass" – Paul Chryst pic.twitter.com/acd7wx3lxp
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 31, 2017
To be sure, we don’t know 100 percent for sure what Chryst is saying there. His hand covers his mouth at just the right time after “turnover chain, my fu-.”
But there’s really not much else he could have been saying.
This is fine. Chryst’s team just won a big bowl game, and it’s fun to celebrate. If anything, this is funny because Chryst is almost comically reserved in his dealings with the media.
Cameras caught Chryst doing that after his players mocked Miami’s turnover chain during the game, emphatically placing and ripping off invisible turnover chains after scores on Saturday as the Hurricanes played on their home turf. College football is nothing if not petty, and both of these are shining examples of how important this game was to the players, even if their seasons were going to end afterward.