All posts by Brandon Vogel


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...

Hot Reads: Into the Black

The much-discussed awarding of the Blackshirts happened yesterday. The Nebraska staff handed out 16 shirts and 15 players wore them at practice, with linebacker Josh Banderas abstaining. “He chose to not wear it out there because he felt like his...

Stop the Reeling

If a team wants to win football games, it’s going to have to tackle some guys. Hard-hitting analysis, I know, but it came up a couple of times during Nebraska’s media session Monday as an explanation for a dominating second-half...



Hot Reads: Santos, Reilly Return

Nebraska will have a couple of key contributors back for Saturday’s game against Northwestern. Bo Pelini said that linebacker David Santos is “good to go” following Thursday night’s practice. That’s not an insignificant addition for this game. Despite missing the...

Understanding the Wildcats

Three points. That’s been the maximum margin for any of the previous three Nebraska-Northwestern games, making this the most competitive series the Huskers have had thus far since joining the Big Ten. And, if not for one Hail Mary and...

Hot Reads: Superlative Thursday

Buckle up, we’re going to quote some pretty lofty praise for a couple of Huskers this morning. Let’s start with Randy Gregory who, if you travel in some less sensitive circles, may have earned a new nickname from an anonymous...

Hot Reads: Hoops Hype Begins

The Big Ten basketball coaches and a handful of players will take the podium tomorrow in Chicago for conference media days. That means that it’s almost time for the strange tradition of the unofficial but de facto preseason poll organized...

Hot Reads: Selection Committee Questions

Jerry Palm knows a thing or two about stats and selection committees. The CBS Sports analyst became a CBS Sports analyst largely due to his work popularizing RPI as a measure for predicting the NCAA Tournament field. Palm didn’t invent...