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Zach Collaros Returns To Practice; Liberty Bowl Start Probably In Play

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Fridays usually suck for news, and for page views, but every once and a while a relevant bit of news springs up on the day before the weekend when we all get drunk and forgot what happened for more or less 36 consecutive hours. Thats how I like to spend mine, I am sure you have your own ideas.

Anyways the big bit of news is that Zach Collaros has returned to practice in preparation for the Liberty Bowl. Take it away Andrea Adelson.

Cincinnati quarterback Zach Collaros participated in practice Friday, running for the first time since he broke his ankle against West Virginia last month.

Collaros also threw during 7-on-7 drills and participated in a few team drills as well. Earlier this week, Collaros said he was optimistic about being able to play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Vanderbilt on Dec. 31. Still, the Bearcats are being cautious in his return and coach Butch Jones has said Collaros' chances of playing in the game are 50-50.

As of this writing, 14 days before, the Bowl game, Collaros stands a more than good chance to start the damn thing. How effective he is remains to be seen. UC has a pretty robust history of starting semi injured QB's in bowl games and coming away with wins.

Gino Guidugli was the MVP of the Fort Worth Bowl in 2004 just a month after suffering a broken hand. Three years later, Ben Mauk was the MVP of the Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham after battling shoulder injuries that forced him out of games during his one season at UC.

What say you Zach Collaros?