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.
10 Most Intriguing Huskers: No. 3 Cam Taylor-Britt
Staff writer Derek Peterson continues his annual series looking at some of the highest-potential players on Nebraska's roster heading into the new season. The third spot goes to Cam Taylor-Britt.
Bill Moos Optimistic It Could Be 'Football As We Remember It'
Nebraska Football ⋅ 23 hrs ago by Derek Peterson
On the Husker Sports Nightly radio show Tuesday night, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos expressed optimism that not only would college football go on this fall, but that fans in some capacity would be able to see it live and in-person.
True Freshmen Wide Receivers Can Make an Impact at the FBS Level
The tried and true method of team-building says recruiting classes don’t mean much to a team’s bottom line until two or three years down the road. That's not exactly the case for skill position players.
The Situation Hasn't Been Kind to Nebraska
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska hasn't had time this offseason to work on the field on any of the things it needed to. Nebraska might not have time to spare once the football season begins. Staff writer Derek Peterson tries to check his optimism over an offensive leap from NU in 2020.
Big Ten Won't Hold Media Days like Normal this Year
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Derek Peterson
The Big Ten announced a kinda-sorta announcement Friday afternoon about the annual Big Ten Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon to be held in late July in Chicago. The event is postponed, but not yet canceled.
A Return to College Football | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Derek Peterson
Greg Smith joins the podcast this week to talk through what a return to play model would look like in college football. As tends to be the case with these discussions, we branch off down a million different tangents.
A Look at How Nebraska Threw the Football in 2019
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez excelled when throwing into certain coverages in 2019. Of course, he didn't end up seeing those coverages often. Here's a detailed look at just what was happening with the Husker passing game.
10 Most Intriguing Huskers: No. 4 Collin Miller
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Derek Peterson
Staff writer Derek Peterson continues his annual series looking at some of the highest-potential players on Nebraska's roster heading into the new season. The fourth spot goes to inside linebacker Collin Miller.
Betts, Manning, Health, and Cautious Optimism for Nebraska's Offense
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Derek Peterson
Staff writer Derek Peterson feels cautiously optimistic about Nebraska's offense heading into 2020. The offensive weapons Nebraska has added over the last two seasons make for a compelling case.
Nebraska Has a Lot of Kickers | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Derek Peterson
Greg Smith joins the podcast this week to chat about Nebraska's special teams, its kicker room, intriguing Huskers and return-to-football timetables.
Tendencies, Dedrick Mills, and Nebraska's Case at Running Back
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Derek Peterson
More of Dedrick Mills seems like it would be a good thing for Nebraska in 2020. Just take a closer look at his 2019 numbers to see why.
10 Most Intriguing Huskers of 2020: No. 5 Matt Farniok
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Derek Peterson
Staff writer Derek Peterson continues his annual series looking at some of the highest-potential players on Nebraska's roster heading into the new season. The fifth spot goes to offensive lineman Matt Farniok.
Scott Frost on College Football in 2020: 'There's A Lot At Stake'
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Derek Peterson
Husker head football coach Scott Frost went on Sports Nightly Tuesday night to give a brief update on what’s going on inside his program. He talked recruiting, a return to football, workouts and more.
The Art of the Offer Tweet, and What it Means to the Guys In Them
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Derek Peterson
It’s not just going on Google, picking the first three or four photos that pop up and hitting the “send tweet” button. There is an art to an offer tweet. This is what it means for the players that are making them.
Nebraska Recruiting: A Land Run of Sorts at the High School Ranks
Football Recruiting ⋅ 16 days ago by Derek Peterson
Recruiting never stops and it's easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.
QB is Crowded at Nebraska, the Hope is Competition Breeds Better
Nebraska Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska has its QB for the 2021 class, Kearney Catholic's Heinrich Haarberg, and quite the competition shaping up for the years ahead. "Competition doesn’t drive me away, it only makes me better," Haarberg said.
NIL Rights and College Athletics | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska state senator Megan Hunt joins Erin Sorensen on the podcast this week to talk through everything name, image, and likeness-related. They cover Senator Hunt's bill that allows for student-athletes in the state to profit off their NIL rights, the influence behind that bill, and more.
10 Most Intriguing Huskers of 2020: No. 6 Dedrick Mills
Nebraska Football ⋅ 21 days ago by Derek Peterson
Staff writer Derek Peterson continues his annual series looking at some of the highest-potential players on Nebraska's roster heading into the new season. The sixth spot goes to running back Dedrick Mills.
Who Should Wear No. 0 for Nebraska in 2020
Nebraska Football ⋅ 23 days ago by Derek Peterson
College football, for the first time, is going to allow players to wear the No. 0 on the field. Who might snag the coveted number? Derek Peterson offers up five Huskers who feel most likely to do it on Nebraska’s roster.
Nebraska's Live Quarterback Room | The Varsity Club Podcast
Nebraska Football ⋅ 26 days ago by Derek Peterson
Greg Smith joins the podcast to quickly recap Nebraska's latest recruiting news before we talk through Noah Vedral's decision to leave the program, and the impact that will have on the rest of the quarterback room.
 
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