How come we didn't know this before? But the following week in practice, he suffered a torn right ACL. During surgery a week later, complications arose when a blood clot in his calf traveled to a lung. It forced him to remain in the hospital for another week. "I have total faith that God has a plan and this was a necessary evil,’’ said Long, who a devout Christian. The 6-foot-2, 211-pound Long has started seven months of rehab, which means he will skip spring practice and hopes to be ready for fall 2009. This kid deserves a stellar senior season. Here's hoping he gets it.