Christopher Smith

No More Glass Trophy In College Football?

Created on Feb. 19, 2014 4:53 PM EST

The glass football made popular during the BCS era no longer will be considered the official national championship trophy and may go out of production.

Amway will replace Dr. Pepper as the sponsor of the American Football Coaches Association national championship trophy, awarded to the team that finishes No. 1 in the coaches poll.

Unlike the BCS era, the trophy will not be aligned with the new College Football Playoff, CBS Sports reported.

Amway held a press conference Wednesday to announce the move. It's assumed Amway will utilize it as well, but reports did not specify whether they'll create their own version of the trophy or continue to use the $30,000 Waterford crystal sculpture hand-carved in Ireland.

The trophy always made for a good source of conversation. Not as ubiquitous or recognized as the NFL's Lombardi Trophy, the Waterford crystal still created a striking image associated with college football excellence. A player's father even shattered one of Alabama's in 2012 after slipping on a rug.

Here's to hoping the best trophy in collegiate athletics still has a shelf life.

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