BATON ROUGE, La. – Inside a college football cathedral Saturday afternoon, Les Miles received his sacrament. He bent over, plucked a blade of grass from the field at Tiger Stadium and placed it on his tongue. For his LSU football team to beat favored Alabama, it would take more than players and preparation. Miles needed some divinity on his side.
“I have a little tradition that humbles me as a man, that lets me know I’m a part of the field and a part of the game,” he said. “I’ll tell you one thing: The grass at Tiger Stadium tastes best.”