Derek Peterson
Staff Writer
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as 'that guy from Twitter.' He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men's basketball tournament game... *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.
All Calm in Nebraska's Quarterback Room
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 hrs ago by Derek Peterson
What a difference a year makes. One year ago, things were unsettled in Nebraska's quarterback room. One year later, things are different.
A QB2 Controversy | The Varsity Club Podcast
Erin Sorensen joins the podcast to talk about the apparently tight and definitely manufactured quarterback controversy taking place as the Huskers have seemingly four guys all fighting for the title "QB2." We also talk Jahkeem Green and the wideout room.
Huskers Focusing on the Details and Other Notes from Friday's Practice
Nebraska held its 13th practice of fall camp Friday, working on game situations with a Big Ten officiating crew in attendance, at Memorial Stadium. Scott Frost offered some updates on the Huskers' progress.
A Sense of Urgency from the Huskers' Wide Receivers
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Derek Peterson
Troy Walters thinks the Nebraska wideouts can go seven or eight deep this season not because two guys can’t solidify themselves as stars, but because so many guys are playing with a sense of urgency.
Observations from the Huskers' 11th Practice of Fall Camp
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Derek Peterson
The Hail Varsity staff offers some quick impressions and observations from the open portion of the Huskers' practice on Wednesday.
On a Salty Huskers Defense in Fall Camp: 'We Blackshirts, We’re Villains'
Nebraska Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska's Blackshirts are villains. So much so, the "salty" Huskers are having to ease up just a bit through the start of fall camp.
Nebraska Has a Death Lineup for the Football Field
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Derek Peterson
There's a reason Scott Frost has recruited so many multi-dimensional talents in his first two years at Nebraska. It creates a hellish situation for any opposing defensive coordinator.
Huskers Beat UNO 4-0 in First Exhibition Game of 2019
Nebraska Soccer ⋅ 6 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska soccer took down Omaha in the Huskers' first exhibition game of the 2019 season. Staff writer Derek Peterson offers three takeaways from the win.
Early Fall Camp Thoughts | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Derek Peterson
Greg Smith joins the podcast to run through some early fall camp thoughts after a week of watching the team and hearing from coaches. Then Jacob Padilla offers some analysis of and context on Nebraska basketball's first three games in Italy.
Young and Raw, but Nebraska's Luke McCaffrey is Making Strides
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Derek Peterson
Luke McCaffrey is young and still very much in the developmental stage of his career, but the Nebraska quarterback is making big strides.
New Husker Running Back Dedrick Mills is a Hammer
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Derek Peterson
“He’s probably one of the best backs I’ve had, in four years at the places I’ve been, of hitting it downhill," Nebraska running backs coach Ryan Held said of junior college transfer Dedrick Mills.
Depth at Inside Linebacker a Work in Progress this Fall for Nebraska
Nebraska Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska assistant coach Barrett Ruud is confident in his top three at inside linebacker at this early stage in fall camp. He's looking for five options before the Huskers' first game.
Don't Call it a Rebuild in Nebraska's Secondary
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Derek Peterson
Don’t call it a rebuild for Nebraska's secondary. It’s closer to a reload.
What a Difference a Year Makes for Nebraska
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Derek Peterson
The Huskers staff doesn't like to make comparisons between Year 1 and Year 2 from Central Florida to Nebraska. But what a difference a year can make.
Football is Back | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Derek Peterson
Brandon Vogel joins the show to recap what we heard from Scott Frost and players at Thursday's pre-fall camp press conference, then Sporting News' Bill Bender joins the podcast to share his thoughts on Nebraska and the Big Ten in 2019.
Love or Hate: Earning it On the Field, Husker Power and More
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Derek Peterson
Derek Peterson runs through some of coach Scott Frost's comments from Thursday about his team having to earn its place, defensive line depth, center health, Husker Power and more.
The Stollet Will Lead Nebraska to an Undefeated Season
Nebraska Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Derek Peterson
Jack Stoll has the best hair in college football and it might just tell you how Nebraska's season is going.
Recapping Nebraska's 2019 Summer
Nebraska Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska football reports for fall camp on Thursday and it all gets rolling from there. With summer coming to an end, Derek Peterson recaps the last couple of months for the Huskers.
As Frost's Offensive Evolution Continues, What Is Fun For Nebraska in 2019
Nebraska Football ⋅ 18 days ago by Derek Peterson
There's still a good dose of what Oregon did in what Nebraska does, but offenses have to keep evolving. What's that mean for the Huskers' offense in 2019?
Nebraska's Summer Gains and Updated Measurables Entering Year 2
Nebraska Football ⋅ 21 days ago by Derek Peterson
If last year at Nebraska was about just adding size and getting guys into football shape, it seems this offseason was about getting dudes in Frost Football Shape.
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