Pac-12 links: Mike Leach occasionally enjoys a lagoon swim

» Rich Rodriguez tells a story about Mike Leach swimming in a lagoon:

» More of the best quotes from Pac-12 Media Days.

» Utah was picked to finish fifth in the Pac-12 South, but that placement doesn’t capture the Utes’ changing reputation.

» Cal athletics is raising its admission standards after years of poor graduation rates in football and men’s basketball.

» Here is an amusing picture of Jared Goff captivating reporters at Pac-12 Media Days.

» Eli Snyder, the son of director Zack Snyder, will try to walk on as a UCLA quarterback. He might also have a role as Robin in Batman v Superman.

» Not too long ago, four of the Pac-12’s current coaches were working in the WAC.

» Colorado is trying to recruit more in the Southeast, particularly Georgia.

» Washington running back Deontae Cooper credits his sense of style to his late father.

» Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici buys his linemen In-N-Out every Friday.

» Todd Graham’s daughter just married one of his former players.

» Jordan Simone was once a walk-on at Washington State before becoming one of ASU’s most productive defensive backs.

» Chip Kelly’s ex-wife sheds a bit of light on the enigmatic coach.

» Gary Andersen says Oregon State will “chase like hell to catch” Oregon.

» A look at recruiting letters sent out by schools around the country.