LSU's Jean-Francois won't play against Florida

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Turns out LSU's Ricky Jean-Francois won't even be around to take that shot on Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

Jean-Francois didn't make the trip because of a groin injury and won't play Saturday night against the Gators. It's a blow for the Tigers, but certainly not catastrophic.

The deepest position on LSU's team is the defensive line. The No. 3-ranked Tigers have been playing nine and 10 players up front defensively this season.

Marlon Favorite and Al Woods will share the snaps in filling in for Jean-Francois at one tackle. The other tackle, Charles Alexander, isn't completely healthy. He's been nursing an ankle injury.

Jean-Francois caused a stir earlier in the week with his comments in the Orlando Sentinel that he was going to try and knock Tebow out of the game if he got a clean shot.

The ironic thing about that is that Jean-Francois only has one sack this season, and the Tigers as a team only have six. They haven't gotten the kind of consistent pressure on the quarterback they did a year ago.