Pac-12 links: DirecTV having ‘fruitful’ discussions with Pac-12 Networks

» DirecTV reportedly began testing a signal for Pac-12 Networks earlier this week, and it appears that AT&T’s acquisition of the satellite provider is finally ending this long stalemate.

» Stanford and Cal stand on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to opening up practices.

» Utah coach Kyle Whittingham hasn’t missed a workout day since July 1, 2008.

» At least one doctor disagrees with how USC is handling Steve Sarkisian’s behavior.

» Vernon Adams only needed two weeks at Oregon to win the Ducks’ starting quarterback job.

» Oregon State’s Gary Andersen asked Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald for advice on how to run a two-quarterback system.

» A list of the top pass-catch duos in Colorado history, featuring its current tandem of Sefo Liufau and Nelson Spruce.

» Arizona State’s D.J. Foster has moved from receiver to running back and back to receiver — becoming the only active FBS player with 2,000 rushing yards and 1,500 receiving yards in his career.

» What happens when someone asks if Arizona’s Drew Riggleman plays football? “I’ll tell them I’m the punter, and then they’ll say something like, ‘I thought you said you played football.'”

» Washington will debut an entirely new set of starters on the offensive line next week.

» After a bumpy high school career, Luke Falk is now Washington State’s likely choice to start at quarterback.