Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Utah QB Tyler Huntley runs past Coach Kyle Whttngham during practice at Eccles Football Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 28, 2017.
Man, I get the chills throughout the day while I'm watching film and everything — just waiting for Thursday to come around. —Tyler Huntley

Starting quarterback Tyler Huntley is looking forward to making his first collegiate start. How excited is the sophomore from Florida?

“Man, I get the chills throughout the day while I’m watching film and everything — just waiting for Thursday to come around,” Huntley said. “That’s all I’m waiting for.”

FEELING FITT(S): Senior defensive end Kylie Fitts, who played in just two games last season because of injury, is ready to roll.

“I feel great. Personally, I feel healthy and ready to go. I feel better than ever,” he said. “Team-wise, we’re ready. We’ve got a few more practices under our belt that we’re going to perfect things and get 100 percent ready for Thursday.”

ALSO OPTIMISTIC: Junior college transfer and starting guard Jordan Agasiva said that everything is coming along great on the offensive line. The Utes lost four starters to the NFL this year.

“We’ve still got a lot of things to work on before the game next week,” Agasiva said. “But I mean everything is going great so far.”

NEVER BEEN, YET: Whittingham acknowledged that he looked up the weather conditions in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He was curious about what Utah’s season-opening opponent was dealing with during training camp. The answer? Temperatures in the mid-70s.

“It seems like a pleasant place,” said Whittingham, who added that he has never set foot in the Dakotas, North or South.

“Someday, though, someday,” he continued, while noting that he may just ride up to the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, someday.