New KU football coach Les Miles eats grass at halftime of basketball game

New KU football coach Les Miles made a halftime appearance Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Jayhawks' basketball game against Stanford and ate some grass.
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New KU football coach Les Miles made a halftime appearance Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Jayhawks' basketball game against Stanford and ate some grass.

Jesse Newell — he’s won an EPPY for best sports blog and previously has been named top beat writer in his circulation by AP’s Sports Editors — has covered KU sports since 2008. His interest in sports analytics comes from his math teacher father, who handed out rulers to Trick-or-Treaters each year.