Wulff added that Long hasn't missed any time during camp and a player of his caliber missing a few days shouldn't cause a disruption.
"He's had every rep all camp so he really hasn't missed anything," Wulff said. "Someone like him missing today and tomorrow's practice potentially, he should be able to pick up where he left off by Tuesday I hope."
Without Long, defensive ends Ian Knight and Matthew Bock both split time working opposite of DE Adam Coerper.
ON THE FIELD, safety Deone Bucannon intercepted a Connor Halliday pass intended for WR Henry Eaddy. It was one of the few highlights on the afternoon for the Cougars, who spent most of the day in position drills and spent the last 20 minutes of practice with the first team defense and offense working against the scout team.
Bucannon told CF.C that he knows camp isn't over, but with the progress the unit has made over the last couple weeks has been remarkable.
"You know camp isn't over ... but for what we wanted to accomplish, our line is strong, our linebackers are strong and we're strong all over the secondary," he said.
Bucannon added that there were still plenty of things the team had to work on before Idaho State on Sept. 3.
"My biggest hope is for all of us to play together," Bucannon said. "I feel like in previous years we were all playing individually and for this season it's a goal for me for us all to play together and win games as a team."
AS FOR THE OFFENSE, the line had a productive day in their protection of QB Jeff Tuel. Perhaps things were made a little easier with Long not being out there, but all five came out ready to play, and their energy levels were apparent.
Their protection gave Tuel with plenty of time find open receivers, which ultimately led to WR Marquess Wilson hauling in the catch of the day as he corralled a 30-yard pass from Tuel over his head.
"We're a lot smarter as a bunch," Jacobson said. "Now it's time for us to get out there on the field and do our jobs. We're all confident and we're all playing together as a family and we're ready to show people what we can do."
The 2s on offense got plenty of action as Halliday and QB Marshall Lobbestael split time. Both have seen an even amount of time running with the 2s in relief of Tuel and Wulff noted that neither one has yet to distance themselves as the first guy off the bench.
"I do think as we move into a few games one of the backups is going to need to get all the backup reps, Wulff said. "I think we do need to pick one, but we don't have the exact answer just yet."
A player who stood out with the 2s for both Halliday and Lobbestael was WR Bobby Ratliff, who had a pair of sliding catches downfield. Ratliff has seen most of his action running with the 2s this season and some brief time with the 1s.
RUNNING WITH THE 1s on Day 17
QB: Jeff Tuel
X receiver: Marquess Wilson
Flanker: Isiah Barton
Z receiver: Jared Karstetter
TE Andrei Lintz
LT: David Gonzales
LG: John Fullington
C: Andrew Roxas
RG: B.J. Guerra
RT: Wade Jacobson
RB: Logwone Mitz (Rickey Galvin also running with 1s)
LE: Travis Long
LT: Toni Pole
RT: Anthony Laurenzi
RE: Matthew Bock (Ian Knight also seeing reps with 1s)
SAM: Sekope Kaufusi
MIKE: C.J. Mizell
WILL: Alex Hoffman-Ellis
CB: Nolan Washington (Note: Daniel Simmons and him split time running with the 1s)
SS: Deone Bucannon
FS: Tyree Toomer (Note: Casey Locker also seeing action running with the 1s)
CB: Damante Horton