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UTEP football: Brandon Moss moves to cornerback

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UTEP needs secondary help, and El Paso’s own Brandon Moss looks to help.

Defensive coordinator Scott Stoker gets another defensive back to work with
Defensive coordinator Scott Stoker gets another defensive back to work with
Alex Nicolas

The El Paso Times is reporting that wide receiver Brandon Moss will make a position switch to corner as UTEP opened their preparation for Texas Tech yesterday morning .

UTEP was missing two starting cornerbacks against Arkansas, and the move makes perfect sense.

"We're a little thin at corner," coach Sean Kugler told the Times. "He's a long athlete, he's played it before. He's 6-foot-2, long, great athleticism. He's smart enough, he can handle it. It is a tough move to that side of the ball to be immediately ready to play."

Moss is 6'2, and has track star speed, but he has not broken onto the scene yet as a receiver.   The move to corner will not only get him on the field more, but his potential there could be better than at receiver.

He was dealing with a shoulder issue in camp, but has since returned and was down on the depth chart at receiver.  Moss also punted in 2013, making this his third different position since he's been a Miner, he played both ways as a receiver and defensive back in high school.

Moss is moving to corner out of a desperate need as senior cover man Traun Roberson is still questionable for Saturday, but the move could end up paying instant, and future dividends for the UTEP defense.