UCLA BRUINS 2014 Preview OFFENSE : The UCLA Bruins enjoyed a solid, yet bittersweet season in 2013. On one hand, they built on the 2012 campaign, finishing 11-2 overall and running away with the Rose Bowl Championship Trophy 38-7 over a Mogriffjr's talented Penn State squad. On the opposite hand, they gave away a huge 4th qtr lead against The Parrothead and PAC-12 foe Cal and snuck into the Rose Bowl after a late season letdown by smlVICTORIES53 and his Arizona Wildcats. Plain and simple, the Bruins still have some things on the gridiron to prove. (RS) JR QB Brett Hundley (93 OVR) returns after another solid season in Westwood. The QB garnered 2nd team All-American honors, throwing for 2396 yards for 22 TDs and 10 INTs. Hundley was a dual-threat in the process, adding 588 yards and 8 TDs on 95 carries. The 6'3, 225 Hundley is the leader and captain of the UCLA offense and must continue to shine in his 3rd year as the starter. Hundley is joined in the UCLA backfield by one of the country's most talented backfields. SR RB Malcom Jones (90 OVR) answered any questions about replacing of Jonathan Franklin who departed for the NFL in 2013. Jones was a Heisman finalist and All-American after rushing for 1546 yards and 23 TDs. Jones has another future pro in the backfield in (RS) SR RB Jordan James (84 OVR). James is a blazer with 95 speed and the burst to go the distance on kick and punt returns. The offensive line is strong and will be led by SR LT Xavier Su'la Filo (93 OVR) who turned down millions to return for his senior season. RS (JR) C Jake Brendel (90 OVR) moves into the starting role at C and will be a vital cog, calling the protections for UCLAs hogs up front. Out wide, Hundley will be forced to cope with the loss of Shaq Evans who went in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. Fortunately, the Bruins have a group of youngins waiting in the wings to prove themselves. 6'1 212 JR WR Jordan Payton moves into the X receiver spot and has been a complete terror in practice. Payton came on late last season and will lead a group of young, athletic receivers. DEFENSE : The UCLA Defense started 2013 off slowly, but really stepped up their game over the second half causing a number of turnovers late in the season. (RS SR) MLB Eric Kendricks (80 OVR) leads a very physical front seven. The defensive backfield will be guided by (RS SR) SS Dietrich Riley (85 OVR) made big plays all season for the Bruins a year ago. The Bruins D is an opportunistic D and appears ready to take another step in 2014. OVERLOOK: As previously stated, UCLA fans were happy with the success of the Bruins 2013, but there is nothing tougher than being on the cusp, and that is exactly what the team is on at this point. The staff has gotten off to a solid start sneaking past Twister18 and his big time Stanford program and hopes to keep the momentum going as they forge on into conference play.