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LSU lineman says Tebow will be a target



Ahhhh, the buildup just keeps getting better for this weekend's Florida-LSU game in Gainesville. Now we've officially got trash-talking.

LSU DT Ricky Jean-Francois, a fomer Miami Carol City standout, told the Orlando Sentinel that if the Tigers get a clean shot at Tim Tebow, they'll try to knock the Florida quarterback out of the game Saturday night.

Details here.

Following Tuesday night's practice, Tebow said he's not concerned about Jean-Francois' comment.

"I'm a competitor and I think he really wasn't meaning it like a lot of people took it,'' Tebow said. "I just heard the statement and I think you'll try to use anything as motivation. But I don't think he really meant everything he said.''

Florida coach Urban Meyer said he was disappointed in the comment adding, "there's no place for that.''

Tebow said he thinks players should shy away from trash talk.

"I don't think it's ever a really good thing to talk trash because all it does is fire your opponent up,''
Tebow said. "At least I know that's how it is for me. I think people get fired up and even more competitive because that's how I am. So I don't think that's ever a good thing. But I really don't think he meant it like he said it.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:37pm]


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