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2011-12 Bowls: Holiday Bowl open thread (Cal vs. Texas)

Well, we've got the offensive explosion by two mediocre teams going down right now, which means we're due for some sloppy play by decent teams with strong prospects tonight. Gotta take the good with the bad.

Tonight's Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl features as ethically unsound of a sponsor you'll find coupled with some of the best scouting to this point.

After the break, a couple references and some notes on the prospects in action tonight.

Check out these references from around SB Nation for the game:

- the watchlist

- Tevin's prospect to watch (Texas OLB Keenan Robinson) as well as his matchup focus (Cal WR Keenan Allen vs. the UT secondary)

- Mocking the Draft notes

- the SBN StoryStream

- the EDSBS 35 for 35 show (with Holly Anderson)

- Bill C's stat-heavy preview and prediction

- Burnt Orange Nation, the SBN community for fans of Texas

- California Golden Blogs, the SBN community for Cal fans

So Tevin covered the aforementioned Keenans, and the MTD watch notes cover the rest of the big names: (from UT) DE Alex Okafor, OLB Emmanuel Acho, DT Kheeston Randall, SS Kenny Vaccaro, (from Cal) DE Trevor Guyton, ILB Mychal Kendricks, SS Sean Cattouse and WR Marvin Jones.

For Rams fans, I would add that the interior line for the Longhorns as well as the Bears' tackles need to be scouted as well. There are a handful of day 3 options that could well be in play when the Rams are on the clock in the 4th round or later.