Sorry, but that's just not true. Look at Babb. I love his potential but he wasn't always ready and he got a lot of minutes despite clearly being behind the other 5. Long got essentially nothing. Hell, Naz played 34 minutes in a blowout of TCU. It may be more incriminating of the staff, but there were more than walkon minutes for Long if he was near being ready. No one is saying cut him or that in a few years he can't develop into a major contributor. But only one recent player has made a similar 7 month jump. The great Naz.