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2013 Sun Bowl Prep: UCLA Football Practice Updates, News and Notes

News and notes from UCLA football program as the Bruins get ready for their 2013 finale - matchup against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Sun Bowl (El Paso, Texas).

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Bruin Bites: Sun Bowl Gameday Edition

Game day news and notes from the UCLA football program as the Bruins get ready to take on Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2013 Sun Bowl.

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Jim Mora gives love to VA Tech and Sun Bowl committee

A happy Coach Mora speaks on the day before the Sun Bowl. He compliments the host city and Va Tech and Coach Beamer, and speaks of the "ton of respect" the Bruins have for the Hokie's players and coach. He also has some thoughts on Hundley's future with U.C.L.A.

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WATCH: Barr's Senior Reflections

UCLA's All American -the best Linebacker in the country - senior Anthony Barr reflects on his Bruin careers before playing in his last game in a UCLA uniform against Virginia Tech.

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Sun Bowl Notes: When Sunday is a Thursday

News and notes from the UCLA football program as Bruins wind down their “game week” heading into a Tuesday matchup against Virginia Tech Hokies in the Sun Bowl.

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Sun Bowl Notes: Mora Presser and Hokie Injuries

Jim Mora and Frank Beamer talked with the media on Saturday, as the Hokies confirmed the lost of a pair of defensive backs for the Sun Bowl.

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WATCH: Bruins Spend a Day with Troops in Texas

UCLA football spends a day with the troops at Fort Bliss.

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Sun Bowl Notes: Bruins RBs Are "Ready to Go"

News and notes from Jim Mora's post-practice comments as Bruins continue to prepare for their Sun Bowl matchup v. the Virginia Tech Hokies.

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Sun Bowl Notes: Bruins Land in El Paso

News and notes from the UCLA football program as the Bruins arrive in El Paso to take on Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.

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Spaulding Roundup: A Quiet Day At UCLA

A roundup of how the UCLA special teams played throughout the season and a brief look at an early top 25 for 2014 from Athlon Sports. The Bruins are in preparations for their game against the Virginia Tech Hokies on New Year's Eve in the Sun Bowl.

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Spaulding Notes: Bruins' Shaky Depth at QB

News and notes from UCLA football program as the Bruins continue to prepare for Virginia Tech Hokies

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Eric Kendricks will miss the Sun Bowl

He will have ankle surgery. Get well soon and come back stronger than ever next season beast man!

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Spaulding Roundup: State of the Bruin DL

News and notes from UCLA football program as Bruins continue to prepare for Virginia Tech Hokies.

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UCLA will be the "home team" in 2013 Sun Bowl

UCLA will be the "home team" in the Sun Bowl. GO BRUINS.

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Spaulding Notes: Mora's Respect for "Beamer Ball"

Bruins continued their practice on Tuesday in their preparations for the Sun Bowl. Coach Mora met the reporters after practice during which he emphatically dismissed the internet rumors around Texas head-coaching position. ICYMI watch it here.

Here were other Sun Bowl related notes from Mora's post-practice presser:

  • Mora is treating this week as an exact "game week." He will have the team come out on Saturday and do "some type of simulated game." They will then take couple of days off for X-mas and then head down to El Paso, where they will practice another "game week." Mora mentioned that the routine this time around is different than the approach he took for the Holiday Bowl (disaster) last season).
  • Mora was effusive in praise about Virginia. Not surprisingly he gushed about "Beamer Ball," which is all about great special teams and outstanding defense. He mentioned that the Hokies are an "impressive team to watch" with good fundamentals and technique. He compared the Hokies defensive front to those of Arizona State and Southern, describing them as "violent inside," who can "get up the field."
  • Mora also talked about our D-line with the reporters. He is feeling good about what he is going to have near with the development of freshmen such as Eddie Vanderdoes, Kenny Clark, Kylie Fitts and return of veterans such as Owa, who sat out this year, recovering from a hip injury.
  • Mora was wistful about UCLA's "impactful" senior class, who according to him set an example for rest of the program on what "work ethic" is supposed to be like. He suggested that it was up to the entire program to send the seniors with "win number 10."

We couldn't agree more.

GO BRUINS.

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Spaulding Notes: ESPN Disses Anthony Barr

News and notes from UCLA's football practice as the Bruins continue to prepare for the Sun Bowl.

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