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2013 Record: 10-3, 6-3 Pac-12
Postseason: Sun Bowl, W 42-12 vs. Virginia Tech
Key Losses: LB Anthony Barr, WR Shaquelle Evans, DE Keenan Graham, RB Malcolm Jones, DE Cassius Marsh, OL Xavier Su'a-Filo, LB Jordan Zumwalt
Key Returners: DB Ishmael Adams, OL Jake Brendel, WR Devin Fuller, QB Brett Hundley, LB Myles Jack, RB Jordon James, LB Eric Kendricks, RB Paul Perkins, OL Alex Redmond, DL Eddie Vanderdoes
UCLA's first 10-win season in eight years has Bruins football abuzz. It also doesn't hurt that head coach Jim Mora returns the most experienced starting lineup in the Pac-12.
With quarterback Brett Hundley back in the fold, the outlook for UCLA is bright. But the Bruins must go into spring with an attitude they have something to prove—because they do.
UCLA went 0-3 against the Pac-12's best last year, dropping decisions at Stanford and Oregon, then losing at home to Arizona State in a de facto South division championship.
The Bruins need a clear No. 1 running back to standout. The shell game offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone was forced to play with the position, which led to the star turn of linebacker Myles Jack, but it's not a sustainable model. UCLA also needs its offensive line to step up.
The youngsters who started across the front five aren't young any longer.