Kansas football coach Les Miles, who has famously eaten a blade or two of grass during games while coaching LSU, ate some Kansas wheat grass when he was introduced to Jayhawks’ basketball fans earlier this spring.
Miles started the habit while playing baseball in his youth. Playing right field, he said, could get boring with few balls hit his way, so he started to put a blade of grass in his mouth as a way to fight dry mouth and pass the time.
“I think that’s a wonderful parallel in sports,” Miles said. “Generally speaking, [right field] was not a place where everyone would hit the ball.”