Kyle Whittingham provides Cameron Rising practice update ahead of Utah's showdown with UCLA
Kyle Whittingham had encouraging news on Cameron Rising, but said the status of his star quarterback for Saturday’s clash with UCLA has yet to be determined.
Whittingham spoke to reporters on Tuesday. According to Josh Furlong, the Utah coach said Rising did a “great job” in practice, but his status for Saturday has not yet been determined.
Kyle Whittingham said Cam Rising practiced today and did “a great job” with the team but they won’t know anything for the next 48 hours. They won’t make anything public.
“He looked good today.”
— Josh Furlong (@JFurKSL) September 19, 2023
No. 11 Utah is off to a 3-0 start in Rising’s absence. The Utes have 2 wins over Power 5 teams, including a Florida squad that is now ranked No. 25, before entering Pac-12 play. Utah’s conference slate begins at home against No. 22 UCLA (12:30 p.m. PT, FOX).
Utah has an 18-6 record with Rising as its starting quarterback, making the Rose Bowl each of the last 2 seasons. The Utes have turned to Bryson Barnes and Nate Johnson while Rising continues to recover from his torn ACL in January.
Whittingham recently mused that Utah could be a “very good football team” if it could get over the injury bug. In addition to Rising, the Utes are also missing standout tight end Brant Kuithe.
Entering Week 4, Utah ranks No. 55 nationally in offensive efficiency, according to ESPN’s FPI. Last season, Utah had the No. 15 offensive efficiency in the country.