LSU's Jean-Francois doesn't make trip


Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

LSU defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois sure has been quiet ever since saying he was going to take out Florida's Tim Tebow.

For the second straight week, Jean-Francois did not make the trip with the rest of the LSU team. The Tigers take on South Carolina on Saturday night in Columbia. Jean-Francois has been slowed by a groin injury. He also missed the Florida game last weekend.

The Tigers are coming off one of their worst defensive performances under Les Miles. They gave up 475 yards of total offense in their 51-21 loss to Florida. Senior tackle Charles Alexander has also been banged up for the Tigers, meaning sophomore Drake Nevis will get increased playing time for the second straight week.

LSU has forced an SEC-low four turnovers through five games this season and is tied for 11th in the league with just nine sacks.