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Bruins are ready for Virginia Tech with an eye on 2014 season
Bruins are ready for Virginia Tech with an eye on 2014 season

EL PASO — The last day of 2013, the first step toward 2014. UCLA will play its final football game of the season Tuesday when the No. 17 Bruins meet Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. But the game can be viewed as more of a beginning than an end for UCLA, which is seeking its first 10-win season since 2005. "We really look at the bowl game as the first game of next season," said Jake Brendel, UCLA's sophomore center. "Being able to go out there and perform well, that will spring us into 2014." There is a lot at stake for UCLA looking forward, including a possible place among college football's elite programs. It will be Coach Jim...

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