All posts by Brandon Vogel


Numbers Game: The Pierson-El Effect

True freshman wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El scored a touchdown the first time he ever touched the ball as a Cornhusker. It was an 8-yard reception in the third quarter of Nebraska’s season-opening blowout of Florida Atlantic and it was something...

Hot Reads: The Huskers’ Playoff Chances

The first ever College Football Playoff rankings were delivered unto us last night and there was nothing too surprising. The top four teams, including three from the SEC, made for a pretty localized playoff if it were to start today....

Respect the Game

The official party line is that no football team can overlook any other football team. That old coaching chestnut seems to more closely resemble the truth with each passing week. Used to be that a team like Oklahoma could, as Barry...

Hot Reads: Ranking the Big Ten

Unlike previous seasons, I haven’t been doing a weekly Big Ten power ranking this year. In my experience, those rankings are really volatile early in the season and too static in conference play to be truly exciting week in and...

Unsatisfied Mind

Football coaches don’t watch games the way most people do. You probably knew that already, but, if you didn’t, Nebraska’s 42-24 win over Rutgers provided some pretty clear evidence to support that idea. Or, rather, the postgame did. “Well we...


Hot Reads: Delta Up

Perhaps the best signifier of Byerson Cockrell’s early success at Nebraska is how easy it has been to miss him. That wasn’t a given when he was forced to become the Huskers’ nickelback following an August injury to Charles Jackson....


Hot Reads: Part of the Package

Mike Stoops is mad, bro. He’s mad about the NCAA rule that allows offensive linemen to get as far as three yards downfield on passing plays. He’s mad that said allowance frequently turns into four or five yards. And what...

Gregory Makes First Lott Trophy Cut

Remember back in August when we were awash in watch list news? Those lists are starting to be trimmed and Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory made the cut as a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy. Named after College and Pro...