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Bruin Bites: UCLA-Virginia Tech in 2013 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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Good morning everyone. Well here we go - this is our last gameday of 2013 football season. While the UCLA didn't get to a New Year's Day bowl game (we can blame Larry Scott and the Pac-12 conference for terrible bowl arrangements and also Jim Mora for not playing Myles Jack on defense v. Arizona State at the Rose bowl), Bruins still met our minimum expectations in Mora's second season and are headed towards the right direction. However, we cannot afford to lose today's game against a Virginia Tech team (which is not as good as class Frank Beamer coached Hokies) who got to the Sun Bowl after stumbling through the ACC conference season.

Winning this game will allow the Bruins to head into 2014 with a lot of momentum on the recruiting trail, and provided that Brett Hundley makes the right decision to come back for one more year, we will be set up for a BCS run in Mora's third season in Westwood. So this is a huge game. On that note here are some interesting reads for this am:

  • Let's start with the official video preview of the game as Ralph Irvin (in a cowboy hat) gets thoughts from Hundley, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Anthony Barr and Keenan Graham on the Hokies:

  • Via Twitter - OL Coach Adrian Klemm posted a cool shot of his group getting together for "#UCLA OL dinner" in El Paso:

Of course if you want to read lot more on today's game check out our full bowl coverage of all our frontpage posts, fanposts, fanshots and posts from the around SBN network in our Sun Bowl hub on BN.

Once again the kickoff is scheduled for 11 am PST on CBS. See you guys in the gameday thread.