In Baton Rouge, one reporter noticed a big name missing from LSU’s secondary during Wednesday’s practice.

According to Wilson Alexander, Tigers freshman CB Derek Stingley Jr. was not among the participants during the portion of practice open to media viewing. Stingley could have any number of reasons for not being in the open portion of Wednesday’s practice and his absence may mean nothing for Saturday, but as a standout defender, Stingley is the kind of player that reporters look for every practice.

Through five games, Stingley leads the LSU defense in interceptions (2) and pass breakups (8). The 10 passes defended (interceptions plus pass breakups) are the most among all SEC defenders. Stingley also has 12 total tackles.

Wilson also noted that Cordale Flott had returned to practice.

No. 5 LSU hosts No. 7 Florida in a top-10 showdown set to air on ESPN. Kickoff from Tiger Stadium is set for 8 p.m. ET.