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Football: Hagan, Anger take Pac-10 honors

Cal cornerback Darian  Hagan and punter Bryan Anger have been named Pac-10 Players of the Week for defense and special teams, respectively. Here’s the news release from the Pac-10 office.

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  • CruzinBears

    Well deserved!

    Congrats to both and Go Bears!!!

    That 23 is a real class act!

  • CruzinBears

    *26

  • covinared

    I wouldn’t go that far, but he is one heckuva player when he puts it all together. It looks like he is. He needs to play to his potential in LA for us to win.

  • Dan

    Anger is ridiculous. Didn’t even seem like a better game than usual from him, but he could probably win it 10 times a season. He’s just that good.

    Also, glad to see Hagan have a great game, and continue to battle out on the corner. He’s showing all the talent that was evident as a highly regarded recruit when he came to Cal.

  • Dan

    PS- kudos to Coach Pendergast for turning Hagan and the D loose a bit. It was great to see and exciting to see. The kids love it, just read all the quotes from them after the game.

    Cal has had these kind of players on D for years, it just requires the philosophy and commitment to coach them up and trust them to turn them loose. Hopefully we see a next big step forward from the D this Saturday. We’ll need it.

    By the way, where’s MoreNS? Wonder why he isn’t around?

  • Juancho

    Pretty awesome for both. Especially for Darian.

  • Jim

    Everyone should by now be aware of the crushing personal battles that Hagan fought through last year including the serious illness of his daughter and the resulting lack of focus on academics and football. That he’s fought back and is now really succeeding again, in the classroom and on the field, is a testimony to his personal strength. He richly deserves all the accolades and honors coming his way.

    Hagan is a great example of what Cal football has become under Tedford. Coaches at other schools would have thrown him under the bus.

  • Calduke

    Hagan had a good game and got recognized. I’m glad for him
    However, not mentioned is his 2 pass interference
    calls(one giving UCLA 1st down on the 8 yard line) and was beaten by his man for the only UCLA score.
    USC will be on him all day. Hope he can get another player of the week.