Chris Schmidt
Radio Host
Chris teamed up with Aaron and Mike Babcock back in 2008 and has been working the radio ever since. Originally from Lincoln, Chris grew up going to Husker games with his family. "Schmidty" loves talking sports and the chance to interview and visit with coaches and players. Chris is married to Erin and they have one son, Carson.
The Topic of T.O.
Nebraska's greatest celebrates a milestone and the guys discuss his achievements. Spring ball is around the corner, we dive into the position group of offensive line. Husker Hoops heads to Michigan State. How will that shake out?
Oregon State Head Coach Sees Improvement in Big Ten Baseball
Oregon State's Pat Casey spoke with Hail Varsity Radio about the landscape of college baseball and the evolution of Big Ten baseball.
The Recruiting Bible
We go in depth into the 'Bama recruiting machine and talk Nebraska recruiting with a former member of Nick Saban's staff. We also tackle the Tim Miles year six question. Lot's of energy in this mid-week edition of Hail Varsity Radio.
Taking Steps Forward
A candid Mike Riley with Portland Tribune's Kerry Eggers lays out 2016 and shares thoughts on 2017. We talk how and where Nebraska's program takes steps forward and if there's a difference maker on campus at QB.
No Bragging. Just Facts.
There's a ton of confidence about Nebraska football moving forward into the spring. Coach McBride joins the show to discuss what's going on as the Blackshirts gear up for 2017 and his reaction to Billy Devaney's comments.
3 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Common Traits
We examine the how and why football families are sending their kids to Nebraska. Brandon Vogel of Hail Varsity talks talent and development and Gary Sharp previews Nebraska baseball and some spring football.
Walk-on Warner
We talk to new Husker Kade Warner on why Nebraska and how he keeps his HOF dad in check with a sense of humor. Former Husker Ralph Brown and Brandon Vogel join in and Blair Kerkhoff has a KC Royals preview as spring training gets rolling.
Covering All The Bases
Husker Baseball is around the corner! We discuss the prospects for the Husker baseball team with Hail Varsity Editor Mike Babcock. Who is back and what are the projections for this year? We also talk football talent. What are the development possibilities for the Huskers moving forward?
Recruiting Rewind
We take a look back at some of our best interviews with recent commits and their coaches this recruiting season. In addition, we revisit former Husker assistant coach Jim Walden's take on the hiring of Bob Elliott.
Happy Valentine's Day
Former Blackshirt Jay Moore and TJ Henning talk Husker Hoops ahead of the match-up with Penn State at the Vault. Also, former Husker Andy Markowski and ESPN's Mitch Sherman join in on the Tuesday fun.
Officially Official
Nebraska Football ∙ 10 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Charlie McBride provides his reaction to the official hiring of Bob Elliott as the Huskers' new safeties coach. Erin Sorensen gives an update on where Kade Warner is leaning and Jay Moore explains the fun an OLB can have in the 3-4 defense.
Building a Better Team
This Saturday we cover the upcoming spring for Nebraska football. What traits are needed on offense? What are the right three star recruits? We also discuss the direction for Husker hoops and end-of-game fan etiquette
What's The Word on Bob Elliott?
What's the word on Bob Elliott? We get the scoop from former coach Jim Walden, who has a long-time connection to the Elliott family. Plus we discuss another last second loss for Nebraska basketball.
Throwdown Thursday
We get you ready for No. 7-ranked Wisconsin's visit to PBA. Former Husker Jake Muhlheisen and Hail Varsity's Jacob Padilla break down the Badgers. Plus, speculation about potential Husker assistant coach hire Bob Elliott.
Get Over It
15 days ago by Chris Schmidt
We were wondering, how long will it take for Falcons fans to move on after the Super Bowl loss? Which got us thinking ... what was the hardest loss for you the Husker fan to get over?
Bling Tuesday
Nebraska Football ∙ 16 days ago by Chris Schmidt
Former Husker Russ Hochstein (who knows the Patriot Way) is back to reflect on his mates winning another title. ESPN's Mitch Sherman hits college football and BTN's Rick Pizzo talks Husker spring football and hoops.
The Greatest Super Bowl Ever?
17 days ago by Chris Schmidt
The Greatest Super Bowl Ever? Plenty of reaction and analysis following the Patriot's big win over Atlanta. Mr. Blackshirt Charlie McBride stops by to discuss Coach Parrella's defensive line class.
The Parrella Factor
Welcome to the Weekend edition of Hail Varsity with Schmidt & Kraynak. The guys reflect on National Signing Day, the Huskers' haul in 2017 and we catch-up with Deiontae Watt's position coach Nate Collins from Plano East in Texas.
The Blades Breakdown
Former Husker All-American and 10-year NFL veteran Ralph Brown explains the upside of prized recruit Elijah Blades and shares why the Huskers can continue their west coast connection.
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