Pac-12 Football Media Day Live Blog

Jul 21, 2023, 9:29 AM | Updated: 3:04 pm

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A general view of the PAC-12 logo at midfield before the PAC-12 Football Championship football game between the Oregon Ducks and the Utah Utes at Allegiant Stadium on December 03, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS – The Pac-12 Football Media Day is taking place at Resorts World Las Vegas all day!

Return here as we cover all things Pac-12 and Utah Utes football.

Commissioner Kliavkoff’s Opening Remarks

Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff began the day by recapping the 2022 season.

Kliavkoff went on to give an update on the Media Rights deal and potential expansion that has been a hot topic surrounding the Pac-12 for a while now.


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RELATED: Here’s Everything Pac-12 Commissioner Said About Media Deal

Utah AD Mark Harlan and Associate Commissioner Merton Hanks Join Kliavkoff

Harlan addressed Utah’s future in the Pac-12 when he took the stage.

Kliavkoff said that Utah’s success may prove that potential expansion candidates could find similar success.

Utah Coach Kyle Whittingham Takes Main Stage

The lights went red at Resorts World Las Vegas as Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham entered the room. He began by giving his thoughts on Utah Football going into the 2023 season.


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Whittingham addressed how the conference may be shaken up amid rumors of USC and UCLA looking at leaving the Pac-12.

Before Utah’s student-athletes took the stage, Whittingham addressed the world of NIL. He said that he likes players getting paid, but the way it is happening now may not be sustainable.

Utah Players Follow Up Coach Whitt

QB Cam Rising and safety Cole Bishop took the main stage after Whittingham.

Rising and Bishop spoke on the quarterback competition in the Pac-12 and how it affects game-planning and practice.


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Rising and Bishop both spoke on where Rising fits in amongst the Pac-12 quarterbacks.

The Utah student-athletes also spoke on the BYU rivalry and wanting to play against the Cougars.


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Kyle Whittingham, Cam Rising, Cole Bishop All Join KSL Sports Zone

Following their Media Day introductions, the Utes all took turns speaking with the KSL crew.

Coach Whittingham went first.

RELATED: Kyle Whittingham Says Utes “Couldn’t Care Less” About Pac-12 Poll


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QB Cam Rising was next to speak on the Zone.

Right after his appearance, Rising played a quarterback simulation game and recorded the high score.

RELATED: Utah QB Cam Rising Gives Injury Update At Pac-12 Media Day


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Cole Bishop was the last to talk with the Zone.

Prior to his interview, he repped the KSL Sports red hat.

RELATED: Cole Bishop, Utes Defense Ready For Florida Gators Matchup


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Caleb Williams Speaks On Loss To Utah

Heisman winner and USC quarterback Caleb Williams joined the KSL Sports Zone at the Pac-12 Media Day to talk about the upcoming season and losing to Utah in the Pac-12 championship.


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Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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