UCLA Football: Why Bruins' Young Secondary Will Overachieve in 2013

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UCLA Football: Why Bruins' Young Secondary Will Overachieve in 2013
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FS Tevin McDonald is key to the Bruins' success in 2013

After signing a highly-ranked recruiting class for 2013, the UCLA football program is primed for a breakout year in head coach Jim Mora's second season.

Part of the reason for the Bruins' steady climb up the recruiting rankings was the commitment of a handful of elite defensive backs. And considering how the already-thin UCLA secondary was ravaged by graduation, inking these top-flight DBs was an enormous win for Mora's staff.

The Bruins will be without both starting cornerbacks and the starting strong safety from 2012, but they may end up being better in the big picture. Despite relying almost exclusively on underclassmen next season, UCLA should benefit from an increase in talent and depth in the defensive backfield.

Read on for a look at why the Bruins' young secondary is poised to overachieve, and what to expect from the UCLA defense in the 2013-2014 season. 

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