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With school not yet in session, football practice field is UCLA's classroom

With school not yet in session, football practice field is UCLA's classroom

UCLA's football team has one clear advantage this time of year. Bruins players do not begin classes for the fall quarter until Sept. 21. Virginia, UCLA's opponent Saturday, has been in school since Aug.25. UCLA's second and third opponents, Nevada Las Vegas and Brigham Young, also have started classes. "It's like the NFL; you can focus all day on football," senior receiver Jordan Payton said. "You have more time to do things the right way." The extra time apparently has been put to good use under Coach Jim Mora. The Bruins have a 10-1 record in pre-fall-quarter games since he was hired before the 2012 season. "It's great," senior...

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