Brandon Vogel
Managing Editor
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity's first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.
There Are No Shortcuts, Even with Scott Frost at the Helm
Nebraska Football ⋅ 17 hrs ago by Brandon Vogel
Maybe "buy-in" was the easy part with Scott Frost's transition to Nebraska. Maybe it was too easy.
Official Nebraska-Michigan Game Thread
Nebraska Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska's Offense Needs a Stronger Finishing Move Against Michigan
Nebraska Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska's offense has put up good efficiency numbers through two games under two different quarterbacks, but there's still something missing and it will be key against a tough Michigan defense.
Hot Reads: 'It's Just Taking a Little Longer Than We Hoped'
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Brandon Vogel
A pair of Sports Illustrated stories offer some interesting perspective on Nebraska football after two weeks.
Hot Reads: Turnovers, Trailing and 2018 Nebraska (So Far)
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska ranks 99th nationally with six turnovers committed. That's probably not unrelated to this number: The Huskers have only run 30.5% of plays with a lead early in 2018.
Hot Reads: Would 1997 Nebraska Have Been Favored Over Michigan?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Brandon Vogel
With Scott Frost headed to Ann Arbor for his first Big Ten game as Nebraska's head coach, it's become 1997 all over again. And that brings up an interesting question that's not that unanswerable.
Huskers, Heritage Pork and Ann Arbor
Nebraska Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Here's a place you need to know about if you're a Husker fan headed to Ann Arbor for Nebraska vs. Michigan this weekend.
Hot Reads: An Update on Nebraska's Season Win Projections
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Brandon Vogel
The stat-based models were pretty cautious with Nebraska coming into the season with most projecting about a 6-6 season. Here's what those models are saying now.
Football and Food Come Together in Latest Issue of Hail Varsity
Nebraska Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Hail Varsity's first-ever food issue is off to the printer and will be arriving in mailboxes and on newsstands soon. Here's an introduction to the issue from managing editor Brandon Vogel.
Hot Reads: Recapping a Rough Week 3 for the Big Ten
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Brandon Vogel
It was a bad week for the Big Ten. Maybe you’ve heard. The conference went 6-8 over the weekend, but all of the losses came to unranked teams.
5 Key Stats from Nebraska's 24-19 Loss to Troy
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Hail Varsity managing editor Brandon Vogel takes a close look at the Nebraska-Troy box score to get a clearer idea of how the Huskers fell to 0-2.
Wins Are Easy to Understand, Winning Remains Complicated for Huskers
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Brandon Vogel
"It's the same as last week," Nebraska linebacker Luke Gifford said of the Huskers' loss to Troy. It was, and what matters now for Nebraska is if another painful lesson takes this time.
Nebraska Football and the Need for a Lead
Nebraska Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska bounced back from a 14-0 deficit last week, but what was the cost of that comeback? The numbers say it's best not to have to ask, but that's particularly true against a program like Troy.
Hot Reads: Rounding Up Nebraska vs. Troy Predictions
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Brandon Vogel
What are the computers, and Las Vegas, saying about Saturday's Nebraska-Troy game? Most see a Huskers win, but the margin varies.
Hot Reads: Great Expectations and 4 Other Husker Stats Worth Noting
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska's offensive efficiency was good against Colorado, but so was its expected efficiency which might be an even better sign for a young and developing offense.
Hot Reads: Losses Aren't a Reason for Illogic
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Are there things Nebraska could've done better against Colorado? Yes. But was the loss to the Buffs reason enough to call this a rough start to the Frost era? It was for a couple of national writers.
Hot Reads: Running the Ball When Everything Says Pass
Nebraska Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Brandon Vogel
It was an easy-to-miss part of Nebraska's game against Colorado, but check out what the Huskers' offense was doing when the Buffaloes could've reasonably expected a pass.
Hot Reads: Recapping Week 2 in the Big Ten
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Impressive, fair or deceptive? We give one of those designations to each Big Ten team based on the box scores from Week 2.
5 Key Stats from Nebraska's 33-28 Loss to Colorado
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Hail Varsity managing editor Brandon Vogel takes a stats-based look at how Nebraska let a win get away.
The Most Consistent and Replicable Thing
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska is going to be better, sooner, than expected in 2018. The Huskers lost to Colorado, but that game proved it just as well as a close win would have.
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