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UCLA football, hopes in clouds but feet on ground, opens at Virginia
UCLA football, hopes in clouds but feet on ground, opens at Virginia

UCLA receiver Jordan Payton gets the question on campus sometimes. When someone asks him about winning the national title, "I keep my headphones on and keep walking," Payton joked. That thought, though, is never far from the Bruins. "The national championship is the motivation off the top," receiver Devin Lucien said. "I have never been so excited for a season to start." That's the feeling throughout the Bruins' fan base, and the wait is over. The most anticipated football season at UCLA in more than a decade starts Saturday here with a game against Virginia. The Bruins are No. 7 in the Associated Press media poll, their highest preseason...

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