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.
On Season Expectations, Bold Predictions and Lots of Misses
No Nebraska football game? No problem. Derek Peterson takes a different approach to his weekly column.
A Fan's Stream of Consciousness: Kansas Nearly Does it . . . Again
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 hrs ago by Derek Peterson
Kickers are important for college football survival. Derek Peterson reacts to his favorite team, for a week, nearly knocking Texas.
A Viewer's Guide to Navigating Nebraska's Bye Week
It’s natural to be unsure of what to do on this weekend walk through the wilderness. We’re here to help.
Where Nebraska Goes Now | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Derek Peterson
Brandon Vogel joins the podcast to dissect what the Huskers should do after a mauling in Minneapolis. We also talk a little football in Ireland after this week's announcement of a 2021 game in Dublin. And we discuss whether it's time to start seeing some more freshmen.
Midterm Report Cards: Kickers and Nebraska's Special Teams
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Derek Peterson
With the Huskers’ season at a natural midway point, we’re handing out report cards this week. Next up, kickers and special teams.
Nebraska's Brand Huge in Landing 2021 Game in Ireland
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Derek Peterson
The Huskers will play Illinois in Dublin, Ireland, in 2021 as the second in a five-game international series. Consider the 2000 South Bend takeover a significant reason why.
Midterm Report Cards: Nebraska’s D, Fast Starts, and Soul Searching
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Derek Peterson
With an off week to really dig in, let's take a hard look at the three phases of Nebraska football so far in 2019. First up, the defense.
Attitude, OL Adjustments, Vedral and More Huskers-Gophers Thoughts
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Derek Peterson
There was a lot to absorb from Nebraska's loss to Minnesota, so Derek Peterson offers a handful of smaller, bite-sized things to try and make sense of it all.
Nebraska Knew What Was Coming, Minnesota Ran up 34-7 Anyway
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska knew what Minnesota was going to do, and yet the Huskers still couldn't stop the Gophers.
3 Takeaways from Nebraska's 34-7 Loss to Minnesota
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Derek Peterson
Snow started drifting before kickoff. It never really reached a level where field conditions were going to be affected, though. It was more of just a dusting. Could say the same thing about the game. Staff writer Derek Peterson has three thoughts on what we just watched.
Martinez Out, Spielman In, and Other Nebraska-Minnesota Roster Observations
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska will have its top receiving threat, junior JD Spielman, available Saturday when it takes on Minnesota on the road, but it seems it will not have its starting quarterback, sophomore Adrian Martinez.
A Mid-Season Group Chat | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Derek Peterson
With Nebraska halfway through its regular season, the Hail Varsity staff gets together for a discussion about offensive struggles and how they impact the back half of the season. Then, The Star Tribune's Meg Ryan joins the pod to preview the Huskers' game against Minnesota.
With Huskers Heading Back to Minnesota, Let's Talk Progress
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Derek Peterson
The offseason hype around Nebraska may have led some to believe the Huskers' climb back up the mountain would be easy. It isn't, but the program is making progress.
Wait-and-See for Martinez and Spielman, Waldoch to Travel and More
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Derek Peterson
Expect Adrian Martinez to travel to Minneapolis this weekend. Don’t expect to know what that means for Nebraska until we get closer to that 6:30 p.m. kickoff time.
Weather-Permitting, Saturday Could Be All About the Wideouts
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Derek Peterson
A 5-0 Minnesota team awaits Nebraska on Saturday and if the weather permits, it could be all about the wideouts at TCF Bank Stadium.
Time to Figure Out the Snapping Issues, Nebraska Captain Farniok Says
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Derek Peterson
Right tackle and offensive captain Matt Farniok said Monday there's "no excuse" for Nebraska to still be having snapping issues heading into Week 7. That raised a few eyebrows.
It's a One-Week Season for Nebraska in Preparing for Minnesota, Rest Later
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Derek Peterson
Scott Frost was asked Monday what he wants from his team this week with a bye week on the other side of unbeaten Minnesota. "Everything," he answered.
Right Place, Right Time for Lamar Jackson
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Derek Peterson
With the game against Northwestern hanging in the balance and Nebraska needing someone, anyone, to make a play, Lamar Jackson found himself in the right place at the right time.
A Kick, a Sprint, and an Unlikely Nebraska Hero at the Bottom of a Pile
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Derek Peterson
Lane McCallum, an emergency kicker who’d taken one field goal in the five games leading up to Saturday (and missed it), put toe to leather with three seconds left and sent Nebraska to 4-2.
Three Thoughts from Nebraska's 13-10 Win Over Northwestern
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska needed all of the 3,600 seconds in regulation on Saturday to beat Northwestern. Staff writer Derek Peterson offers three takeaways from the 13-10 win.
 
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