Cameron Rising is still waiting to make his 2023 debut for Utah. That wait looks like it could extend through the weekend.

Rising went through the week of practice without limitations. On Monday, coach Kyle Whittingham listed him as day-to-day for Saturday’s Week 2 matchup with Baylor on the road. Rising is expected to travel with the team regardless of his playing status, but Whittingham has yet to reveal whether he’ll actually be available for the Utes.

“Looking good. He’s doing good things and progressing nicely,” Whittingham said mid-week, per UteZone’s Steve Bartle.

Whittingham said the Utes wanted to monitor Rising’s response to consecutive days of practice. He’s coming off of offseason ACL surgery and after Utah battered Florida in its opener, 24-11, without Rising’s help, the program can afford to be cautious. Baylor will have its own backup quarterback running the show on Saturday, and the Bears lost their opener at home to Texas State a week ago.

Asked if it was possible Rising would check all the boxes needed to be able to suit up this week, Whittingham said, ” Oh, it’s possible. It’s possible for sure.”’s Josh Newman reported on Friday, however, that the expectation is Rising will not start against Baylor.

Bryson Barnes completed 12 of his 18 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown against the Gators last Thursday. Nate Johnson completed three of his four pass attempts for 6 yards while adding 45 rushing yards and a touchdown on six carries.

Utah is also still waiting to see tight end Brant Kuithe make his season debut. Whittingham said earlier this week there was no update to be given on Kuithe’s status.

“Not right now,” he said.

The 12th-ranked Utes (1-0) face the Bears (0-1) at 9 a.m. PT on ESPN.