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Texas faces Cal in Holiday Bowl

Longhorns will make their fifth appearance in the San Diego-based bowl

Updated: December 4, 2011, 10:31 PM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation

AUSTIN, Texas -- Manny Diaz, understanding the many times the visual is more impactful than the verbal, stood in front of the Texas defense Sunday night and asked the players in the room who had not been to a bowl game to stand up.

Eleven remained seated.

"I've got two linebackers in my linebacker room that have been to a bowl game," the Texas defensive coordinator said.

So for Texas, San Diego and the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl are just fine. So, too, is the opportunity ...

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