First Bryan Anger conquers the NFL Draft, now he conquers The Onion. Is there anyone untouched by his greatness?
"As a punter, you look at this team and you know you're going to be getting a lot of playing time," Anger said. "Which is fine with me. I look at all the teams that passed on me, and the only thought I have is 'Just you wait, guys. I'll be punting to all of you soon enough.' Mark my words, there are 31 NFL franchises out there who are going to be seeing a lot of me."
Coach Mike Mularkey was quick to welcome his new player to the team, saying Anger was going to be "Jacksonville's punter of the future and, in many ways, the centerpiece of our team."
The Jaguars franchise, meanwhile, seemed to be just as excited about Anger, releasing two previous punters, Nick Harris and Spencer Lanning, the day after the draft.
"You look at how a lot of teams these days are built around a high-powered passing game, and you look at [Jaguars quarterback Blaine] Gabbert, and you realize how important it is for us to have a great punter in our arsenal," Mularkey said. "After all, we punted third-most of any team in the league last year, so it's about time we started getting good at it. In fact, at this point, we may as well just resign ourselves to building our entire team concept around the idea of pinning other teams deep with a really good punt."
"I'm not saying this team is automatically going to be a Super Bowl contender just because I'm punting," Anger said when told of Mularkey's comments. "All I'm saying is, if it does come to that—Super Bowl, fourth quarter, clock winding down, Lombardi trophy on the line—at that moment, I want to be the punter the Jaguars turn to."
After the jump Ryan Anderson wins the NBA's Most Improved Player award and Cal Athletics holds its annual Oskis award ceremony.
- CalBears.com recaps the Oskis, an annual event celebrating our athletes' accomplishments. Another recap from CalBearBlog provides some more insight.
- Doug Drabik has a photo gallery from the event.
- Despite what the text may say the article, Cal Athletics has an informative powerpoint presentation on the Memorial Stadium renovation project.
- The Bears opened the weekend series with a 9-1 win over Oregon State.
- Cal held on for a 4-2 victory in game two. Valerie Arioto broke a school record with her 21st home run of the season.
- Allen Crabbe was out on Sproul Plaza challenging people to a game of C-A-L (think H-O-R-S-E).
- Ryan Anderson was named the NBA's Most Improved Player.
- The team took home the Golden Bear Team Award for having the highest GPA of all Cal teams. The team GPA of 3.40 is the highest in the ten years since these statistics have been recorded. Robin Rostratter was awarded for having the highest individual GPA on the team.
- One year removed from his playing days at Cal, Ryan Hodson became the first Bear ever to appear in Super Rugby, a league consisting of 15 teams from the Southern Hemisphere.