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Chris Trotman/Getty ImagesColin welcomes Urban Meyer into the Herd.

Colin will be joined by SI's Peter King (11:00 a.m. ET), NFL Films' Greg Cosell (11:30) and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer (TBD) on Thursday.

As always, email the show (theherd@espnradio.com) or tweet us at twitter.com/theherd -- we'll be with you from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on ESPNU, ESPN Radio and ESPNRadio.com.

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Kobe Bryant, Mitch KupchakNoah Graham/NBAE/Getty ImagesMitch Kupchak tells Colin about the Lakers' hiring of Byron Scott, Kobe Bryant's importance and more.

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak comments on L.A.'s hiring of Byron Scott, Kobe Bryant's importance to the team, expectations for Bryant and the squad's potential for 2014-15. Kupchak

Bears CB Charles Tillman talks about his team's talent level and potential this season, what Jay Cutler is like and the atmosphere in Chicago's locker room. Tillman

ESPN 1000 in Chicago's Tom Waddle weighs in on fan criticism of Jay Cutler, the Bears' offensive weapons and the best team in the NFL. Waddle Insider

FOX's Eric Karros weighs in on Jon Lester's trade status, the reaction to players' departures in Boston and how a Lester trade could affect the Red Sox clubhouse. Karros

Colin shares his thoughts on the length of baseball season, pace of play in the sport and singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field. Listen

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Roger Goodell and Jim IrsayAP Photo/David J. PhillipJim Trotter tells Jorge Sedano about Roger Goodell, Jim Irsay, Ray Rice and much more.

Miami coach Al Golden shares his thoughts on the state of the ACC and more. Golden Insider

ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards offers his insights on the league's disciplinary action against Ray Rice, Johnny Manziel's actions away from the field and Andrew Luck's potential. Edwards

ESPN NFL reporter Jim Trotter talks about the league's two-game suspension of Ray Rice, how Roger Goodell could discipline Jim Irsay and more. Trotter

"Spanning the Globe" features ESPN NFL reporter Josina Anderson, ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim and ESPN LA 710's Mark Willard. Listen

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LuckAndrew Weber/USA TODAY SportsJeff Saturday tells Colin about Andrew Luck's areas for improvement, the Colts' offense and more.

ESPN NFL analyst Jeff Saturday weighs in on the Colts' offense, Andrew Luck's areas for improvement, Ray Rice's suspension and Indianapolis' approach to Jim Irsay. Saturday

ESPN NFL Insider Louis Riddick talks about the length of Ray Rice's suspension, Johnny Manziel's actions away from the field and J.J. Watt's personal conduct. Riddick

ESPN LA 710's John Ireland discusses the Lakers' hiring of Byron Scott, the squad's expectations for Kobe Bryant and whether the team will make the playoffs in the 2014-15 season. Ireland

Colin shares his thoughts on the effects of exposure to violent images in the media and the length of Ray Rice's suspension. Listen

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David ShawMark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY SportsDavid Shaw tells Sedano about his recruiting strategy, scheduling in college football and much more.

Stanford coach David Shaw talks about his recruiting strategy for the Cardinal, what surprised him most about coaching, scheduling in college football and Barry Sanders' potential. Shaw

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez comments on whether he has regrets in his career, pace of play in college football, the outlook for the Wildcats and the biggest challenge the team faces. Rodriguez

ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi weighs in on the responsibility Tom Brady shoulders for the Patriots, Rob Gronkowski's physicality and how New England will use Darrelle Revis. Bruschi

ESPN Radio's Jon Weiner shares his top five college football coaches and offers his insight on LeBron James' decision to return to the Cavaliers and James' handling of free agency. Weiner

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Rob GronkowskiStew Milne-USA TODAY SportsGreg Cosell tells Colin about Rob Gronkowski's impact, the state of the Cowboys' defense and more.

NFL Films' Greg Cosell covers the Cowboys' defense, Rob Gronkowski's impact, Darrelle Revis' performance last season, the Giants' talent level and the outlook for the Cardinals. Cosell

Three-time Super Bowl champion Daryl Johnston talks about Jason Garrett's job status, the state of the Cowboys' defense and expectations for Tony Romo's return. Johnston

Comedian Frank Caliendo discusses his impressions and Jon Gruden's commentary. Caliendo Insider

Colin shares his thoughts on the factors contributing to the decline of golf in the United States. Listen

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Drew BreesAP Photo/John FroschauerDrew Brees tells Colin about what training camp is like, the nature of NFL locker rooms and more.

Saints QB Drew Brees discusses the recent changes to training camps, Tony Dungy's controversial comments about Michael Sam and more. Brees

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops covers the Sooners' mindset regarding scheduling, his program's recruiting, the upcoming season and more. Stoops

Grantland's Bill Simmons gives his takes on the Cavaliers' pursuit of Kevin Love, LeBron James' return to Cleveland, the popularity of MLB and more. Simmons

ESPN CBB analyst Jay Bilas talks about whether student-athletes should be compensated, the state of the NCAA and more. Bilas

The Indianapolis Star's Bob Kravitz comments on Tony Dungy's controversial remarks regarding Michael Sam, Lance Stephenson's decision to leave the Pacers and more.

Colin shares his thoughts on the reaction to Tony Dungy's remarks regarding Michael Sam and more. Listen