UCLA cornerback Fabien Moreau has had a slight limp in practice this week, the result of a left leg injury he suffered against Colorado on Saturday.
Coach Jim Mora said that Moreau would play. But cornerback Brandon Sermons is ready should Moreau be unable to play, or gets reinjured.
“Hopefully, Fabien heals up and is ready to go,” Sermons said. “I think he will.”
Sermons has seen considerable time at cornerback this season, usually in the Bruins' pass defense packages. It has allowed him to put his own injury behind him.
Sermons missed the 2010 season after suffering a broken leg during spring practice. He played mostly on special teams last season.
"I have seen my hard work pay off and I have been getting better every day,” Sermons said. “There is some satisfaction there. But I’m never too satisfied, because I always have to go to the next level, take the next step.”