By Matt McCoy
The Greater Columbus Sports Commission had its annual "Morning Sports Report" Tuesday and it featured some of the biggest names in Columbus Sports. Buckeye football coach Urban Meyer, Columbus Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson and former Buckeye basketball star and CBS analyst Clark Kellogg were among them.
WTVN sports intern extraordinaire Jessica Laicy covered the event for us and came back with audio from each.
Meyer talked with reporters about summer conditioning, high expectations and preparing for camp.
"My first time at Bowling Green, the rankings came out and we were 115th...and I didn't even know there were 115 teams," Meyer said of Ohio State's high expectations. "So if someone had a choice of being preseason high or preseason 115th, I'd (take this)...I'm coaching a pretty good team."
Meyer also said he's hearing good things about his players in summer conditioning, especially the incoming freshmen.
"We're fast which is something I wanted to be," Meyer said. "Get some more speed on offense in particular so I'm hearing great things about (the freshmen.)"
You can listen to all of coach Meyer's comments by clicking HERE:
Davidson is not only knee deep in preparing for the NHL draft coming up Sunday, but also is in contract negotiations with restricted free agent goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.
"The key is dialogue and we're having lots of dialogue," Davidson said. "I wouldn't say we're close but we're certainly having open dialogue. We've talked quite a bit this week and we'll continue to talk about things the next few days and see where it all goes."
There are reports that Bobrovsky is being pursued by a team in St. Petersburg in the KHL in Russia.
To listen to Jessica's conversation with Davidson click HERE:
The NHL draft is Sunday but the NBA draft is Thursday and former Buckeye Deshaun Thomas hopes to hear his named called in the two rounds.
Kellogg believes Thomas can make it in the NBA despite question marks about Thomas' mobility and quickness as he moves to small forward in the pros.
"You could see a guy like Deshaun end up maybe late in the first round or early second round," Kellogg said. "It depends on how he's worked out. I think he has a chance to be a productive NBA player."
Kellogg said he thinks the Buckeyes, despite losing Thomas potentially have "a top 10 caliber team" next season.
To hear Kellogg's conversation with Jessica click HERE: