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Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Utah defensive end Nate Orchard (#8) practices with the University of Utah football team in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

AUG. 11: The Utes had their second double day of camp — practicing in the morning at Rice-Eccles Stadium and on the baseball field in the late afternoon.

Standout performers: Whittingham said the senior defensive end Nate Orchard had a nice outing in the morning practice. The coach also noted the entire secondary did a good job — for the most part — in coverage. Whittingham also noted that Andy Phillips kicked exceptionally well.

Quotable: “I think they’ve upgraded speed-wise on offense. There’s no question.” — Rick Neuheisel, Pac-12 Networks

Injuries: Whittingham said there is “concern” about senior safety Tevin Carter’s surgically repaired ankle. “He’s practicing so that’s a positive,” said Whittingham, who acknowledged it’s a balancing act trying to get Carter enough reps while not wearing him out. Carter and senior safety Brian Blechen, who was sidelined last season with a knee injury, are being held out of the evening practice for precautionary reasons.

Next up: The Utes have a scrimmage Tuesday morning at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

This glance accompanies related stories and is not a comprehensive practice report.