The California Golden Bears are looking forward to taking on the Texas Longhorns in the 2011 Holiday Bowl. There is still a bit of bad taste in the mouth of the Bears for what they felt like was a snub in the 2004 Rose Bowl, that saw Texas take on Michigan. Cal dropped from fourth to fifth in the final BCS rankings that year.
"Yes, I'm still upset about it," former Cal and current Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told the San Jose Mercury News. "We've got 'em now in the Holiday Bowl. Seven years later."
While there are no players on either team remaining from those two teams that season, it still adds a bit of energy to the game, especially from the perspective of Cal fans.
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