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Danielson thinks Tebow will sit

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

CBS analyst and former NFL quarterback Gary Danielson agrees with something I tossed out there Tuesday.

He thinks Tim Tebow is too important to Florida for the rest of the season to bring him back this soon from a concussion and expects the Gators' star quarterback to sit out the LSU game.

Danielson, who will work Saturday's game, told Florida Today, "I just think he's missed too much time. I think he's too important long-term to the team."

Even if the Gators were to lose at LSU, they could still play their way into the BCS National Championship Game by winning out and beating the Western Division champion in the SEC championship game. Each of the last three national champions from the SEC had at least one loss.

Tebow practiced Tuesday, but has yet to be cleared for contact or to play in the game Saturday. Florida coach Urban Meyer said Tebow's status likely won't be determined until late in the week, maybe even the day of the game.

"If they said he's ready to go, then we have to make a decision to play him," Meyer said. "I've got to make that clear. He has not been cleared to play in the game Saturday night. Absolutely not. I don't think that will happen for some time yet. He simply practiced a 20-period practice in full pads."