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UCLA sees Alamo Bowl as a prelude to next season
UCLA sees Alamo Bowl as a prelude to next season

Bowl games are all about showing up with purpose, or else leaving with a loss. UCLA arrived in El Paso focused last season, ready to announce its intentions for the 2014 season. The Bruins pummeled Virginia Tech, 42-12, in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. A year earlier, UCLA players treated a trip to San Diego for the Holiday Bowl like a vacation from football. The Bruins came home with a 49-26 loss to Baylor as a souvenir. The framing for which UCLA team shows up in San Antonio for the Valero Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2 has begun. "You can't do anything about the past," defensive back Ishmael Adams said. "We just learn from our mistakes and proceed forward." The talking...

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