Butch Jones gave encouraging news about the status of QB Zach Collaros on his Monday teleconference.
By all signs, it appears he will be good to go on Saturday against West Virginia.
"His knee is much better," Jones said. "He had very limited reps last week in practice. That was just getting him healthy. He practiced (Sunday). It is just going through the game situations. We'll do it throughout the course of the entire week and make sure that he is game ready.'
Jones said he anticipated Collaros playing against Syracuse, but the knee didn't respond like they needed it to after pushing it during the Thursday practice. It's much improved from that point, Jones said.
"No question (it's in better shape)," he said. "He's improved immensely. We fully anticipate him playing Saturday."
There's obviously still time and nobody knows how the body will react, but all signs point to the Big East's leading passer returning for the monster game in Morgantown.
"He's done a great job in rehab," Jones said. "It was great he made it through the entire day of practice (Sunday). Today's an academic day so we are off. You sit back, you wait, you see how the body responds to everything."