McLaughlin: Utah Football’s Crucial Backup QB battle

Spencer is joined by JT Wistrcill of 'Locked On Utes' to talk about Spring takeaways

Posted on April 26, 2023

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on CFB for SuperWest Sports


The two-time defending Pac-12 Champion Utah Utes are going through Spring Football without QB1 from the last two seasons in Cam Rising, who’s working back from an injury.

That shines a bright light on the three guys battling for the QB2 spot: Brandon Rose, Bryson Barnes, and Nate Johnson—especially with Rising’s availability for week 1 this Fall up in the air.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I’m joined by JT Wistrcill of the ‘Locked On Utes’ podcast.

JT shares other notable takeaways from the 2023 Spring Game in Salt Lake City, including the bright performance of RB Ja’Quinden Jackson.

Spring Games are a great time to get a peak into the future for fans. JT looks at which players earned themselves playing time last weekend by the time Fall comes around for Kyle Whittingham.

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