As expected, Cincinnati will start Zach Collaros at quarterback in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Vanderbilt, coach Butch Jones said Thursday.
Collaros missed the final three regular-season games after breaking his ankle against West Virginia.
"He's done an outstanding job," Jones told reporters in Memphis, Tenn. "He's worked himself back into being game ready. Today was a culmination of a couple weeks and we wanted to see how he would mange the game-like situations today. He's 100 percent."
Jones added that Collaros has been battling the flu more than his ankle in the past few days.