Sometimes, during the middle of a college football game he’s coaching, Les Miles will crouch to the ground, snap a couple of grass blades out of the field, and eat them.
“I have a little tradition that humbles me as a man, that lets me know that I’m a part of the field and part of the game,” Miles told the Associated Press in 2010. “You should have seen some games before this. I can tell you one thing: The grass in Tiger Stadium tastes best.”
Miles’ tradition has become an infamous part of college football lore. At SEC Media Days Wednesday afternoon, though, Miles downplayed his affinity for grass.
Les Miles: “I chew one blade of grass. It’s not a casserole. One blade. Not a meal.”
— Cody Coil (@codycoil) July 16, 2014
Les Miles says when he eats grass, it’s only a blade or two, not enough to make a meal out of it pic.twitter.com/ENyXcqGgEG
— Jessica Evers (@Jbevers14) July 16, 2014
LSU’s Tiger Stadium has been renovated this offseason. Will the grass taste the same?