Fact: Kennesaw State’s turnover plank is way better than Miami’s turnover chain

It’s gotten to the point now where Miami’s turnover chain — which is worn by Hurricanes players after, you guessed it, turnovers — is maybe a wee bit overexposed. If you watched ESPN’s “College GameDay” on Saturday morning and took a shot each time someone said “turnover chain,” you would probably be dead right now, or at the very least quite stumbly. But the Hurricanes are undefeated and playing a big game against Notre Dame on Saturday night, so turnover-chain mentions are all the rage.

Kennesaw State doesn’t get nearly the same amount of attention as The U, but the Owls of the Football Championship Subdivision are 8-1 entering Saturday’s home game against Charleston Southern. And they have their own turnover bauble, and it’s every bit as amazing — if not more so — than Miami’s turnover chain.

Behold, the turnover plank, wearing its game-day suit, no less!

According to SB Nation, the turnover plank is an homage to a character named Plank from the cartoon “Ed, Edd n Eddy,” a show I did not know existed until five minutes ago.

Whatever. I’m fine with it. More than fine with it. I want one of my own. The plank is not merely awarded after turnovers. According to MDJOnline.com, it’s bestowed upon special teams or defensive players who make a big play or a big hit.

Some of the Owls aren’t sure what to make of the plank. Take Taylor Henkle, who was rewarded with the plank after his interception sealed Kennesaw State’s 16-14 win over Montana State last weekend.

“I’ve seen it around the locker room and in people’s lockers, but I didn’t ask any questions,” Henkle said this week. “I don’t know who came up with the idea to hand it to me after the pick. I didn’t know what to do with it, so I held it up, and there were a few Kennesaw State fans there in the front row, and they took the picture.”

Kennesaw State Coach Brian Bohannon told John Bednarowski of MDJOnline.com that the plank was the brainchild of scout-team wide receiver Tanner Jones, who found it over spring break (why he was scavenging for planks over spring break remains a mystery of our times). Jones started bringing it to practices and things kind of snowballed…

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