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AP Photo/Danny MoloshokColin welcomes Jeanie Buss into the Herd.

Colin will be joined by Lakers president Jeanie Buss (10:15 a.m. ET), NFL Films' Greg Cosell (11:00) and Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle (12:00 p.m.) 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 BryantAndrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesCharles Barkley tells Colin about Kobe Bryant's role with the Lakers and much more.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher comments on the performance of St. Louis' special-teams unit in his team's win over the Seahawks and more. Fisher

Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley dishes on the recent scrutiny of Kobe Bryant and more. Barkley says that Bryant's biggest problem is letting his ego get in the way. Barkley

ESPN LA 710's John Ireland gives his takes on the recent criticism of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers' recent struggles, Los Angeles' future and more. Ireland

ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo weighs in on Aaron Rodgers and more. Russillo Insider

Colin shares his thoughts on the Cowboys' decision to waive Michael Sam from the practice squad and more. Listen

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Dez BryantRonald Martinez/Getty ImagesBrian Dawkins tells Colin about defending Dez Bryant, the outlook for the Cowboys and much more.

ESPN NFL analyst Brian Dawkins discusses how the Cowboys compare to the Broncos, defending Dez Bryant, the state of the Eagles and Aaron Rodgers' abilities. Dawkins

ESPN TrueHoop Blog's Henry Abbott covers Kobe Bryant's role in the Lakers' fall from grace, Bryant's influence throughout the organization and his relationship with Steve Nash. Abbott

Sports Illustrated's Peter King compares his top football teams in the NFL and talks about who should be considered a leader. King

Colin ranks the top 10 teams in the NFL in the "Herd Hierarchy." Listen

Colin shares his thoughts on how Kobe Bryant has affected the Lakers' moves in free agency and the trade that sent Percy Harvin to the Jets. Listen

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Percy HarvinAP Photo/Gregory BullTrent Dilfer tells Colin about how Percy Harvin's arrival affects Geno Smith's future and much more.

ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer covers the Jets' acquisition of Percy Harvin, concerns for the Seahawks, Geno Smith's future, Jay Cutler's abilities and the state of the 49ers. Dilfer

ESPN NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck discusses Jay Cutler's potential, Peyton Manning's performance against the 49ers and the trade between the Jets and the Seahawks. Hasselbeck

ESPN CFB analyst Jesse Palmer weighs in on Jameis Winston's performance against Notre Dame, contenders for the College Football Playoff and the state of the SEC West. Palmer

Colin shares his thoughts on the Jets' acquisition of Percy Harvin and Peyton Manning's celebration after setting the record for career passing touchdowns. Listen

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Steve SarkisianKelvin Kuo/USA TODAY SportsSteve Sarkisian tells Colin about USC's development, challenges at prominent programs and more.

USC coach Steve Sarkisian dishes on his team's development, the Trojans' offense, challenges coaches face at prominent programs and the end of NCAA sanctions against his squad. Sarkisian

ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi weighs in on Rex Ryan's future, the outlook for the Jets, whether Tom Brady will end his career with the Patriots and J.J. Watt's value. Bruschi

The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta discusses the state of the Jets, Rex Ryan's future with the team and Ryan's preference for starting QB at the start of the season. Mehta

Colin makes his picks for Week 7 of the NFL season in the "Blazing Five." »

Pregame.com's RJ Bell reacts to Colin's "Blazing Five" picks. Bell Insider

Colin shares his thoughts on Rex Ryan's coaching, the Patriots' win over the Jets, the outlook for New York and broadcast networks' treatment of the MLB playoffs. Listen

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Jimbo Fisher, Jameis WinstonRonald Martinez/Getty ImagesBill Polian tells Colin about Jameis Winston's draft stock, Bill Parcells' coaching abilities and more.

ESPN NFL analyst Bill Polian talks about whether college coaches have advised him against drafting certain players, Jameis Winston's draft stock and Bill Parcells' coaching. Polian

ESPN.com's Kevin Arnovitz weighs in on Kobe Bryant's #NBARank, the #NBARank voting process, underrated players and Jeremy Lin's journey to the Lakers. Arnovitz

NFL Films' Greg Cosell discusses the Giants' offensive line, the abilities of Matt Ryan and Brian Hoyer, Aaron Rodgers' arm strength and the Seahawks' offense. Cosell

Three-time Super Bowl champion Daryl Johnston offers his insight on the state of the Cowboys, the Seahawks' offense and whether it's possible for teams to peak too early. Johnston

Colin shares his thoughts on the Royals' return to the World Series, Kansas City's chemistry, the role talent plays in team success and the state of the Jets. Listen

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Jim MoraJoe Robbins/Getty ImagesJim Mora tells Colin about UCLA's schedule, the football culture on the West Coast and much more.

UCLA coach Jim Mora the Bruins' schedule, his argument with DC Jeff Ulbrich during the loss to Oregon, the football culture on the West Coast and the no-huddle offense. Mora

ESPN NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson weighs in on USC's performance this season, the state of the Jets, Jameis Winston's off-field issues and Winston's draft stock. Johnson

ESPN NFL analyst Damien Woody talks about his experience on The Biggest Loser and shares his thoughts on the Cowboys' rebuilt offensive line. Woody

Colin ranks the top 10 teams in the NFL in the "Herd Hierarchy." Listen

Colin shares his thoughts on all of the hype surrounding the Royals and why he is reluctant to buy into Kansas City. Listen