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.
Solid as a Rock at App State
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 hrs ago by Brandon Vogel
Taking advantage of Nebraska's bye week, Brandon Vogel went to Boone, N.C., to see what he could learn from one of the more remarkable programs in college football.
Hot Reads: Back to Basics and a Simplified Season
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Scott Frost said Nebraska got back to basics this week. That's perfect timing for what is suddenly a simplified season.
Hot Reads: Is a 125% Decrease Bad? It Has Been for the Huskers Offense
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska's offense has struggled so far in 2019. Why? Start by looking at first down.
Huskers DT Darrion Daniels Highlights Oct. 2019 Issue of Hail Varsity
Nebraska Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Brandon Vogel
The October 2019 issue of Hail Varsity is on its way to mailboxes and newsstands this week. Here's what you'll find inside.
Hot Reads: Strong Year for the Big Ten, Just Not for Nebraska Yet
Nebraska Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska hasn't had the season it was expecting, but the Big Ten as a whole is looking strong.
Nowhere to Run
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska is not very good at the one thing it absolutely has to be to make this offense go. Sourcing the problem is easy. A solution mid-season might not be.
Hot Reads: Through 6 Games, Huskers Defense Is Executing the Plan
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska's defense is built to live on negative plays. Through six games this season, the Blackshirts are getting those and have shown improvement across the board from 2018.
Hot Reads: Huskers' Run Game the Biggest Change from 2018
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Brandon Vogel
With six games in the books, it's time for a Nebraska midseason review. First up, the Huskers' offense and run game that stands out compared to 2018.
Hot Reads: Two Predictive Power Rankings Zig, the Other Zags
Nebraska Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Brandon Vogel
After a closer-than-expected win it was reasonable to think the Huskers might drop in the major power rankings. And they did, but not in one set.
Halfway Through 2019, Huskers Will Need a Year 1-Like Rise in Year 2
Nebraska Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Brandon Vogel
If you thought the second half of the 2018 season was Nebraska's starting point for 2019, Saturday's win over Northwestern showed otherwise.
Hot Reads: Huskers Have an Intriguing Opening to Start the 2021 Season
Nebraska Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska announced two schedule updates this week, one of which leaves the Huskers with an opening to start the 2021 season. Let's wildly speculate about what could be possible.
Hot Reads: Northwestern's Defense Is a Long, Difficult Novel
Nebraska Football ⋅ 18 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska's quick-strike offense will face a perfect foil this week with Northwestern's defense coming to Lincoln.
Hot Reads: Measuring Nebraska's Progress at 3-2
Nebraska Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska coach Scott Frost said he doesn't have a schedule for returning the program to its historical standard, but he is certain the Huskers are improved. Here's a simple way to measure that.
Hot Reads: Nebraska's New, Most Immediate Goal for 2019
Nebraska Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nothing is changing what happened against Ohio State, but the month ahead provides a perfect opportunity for Nebraska to get things back on track.
Huskers and Buckeyes Play Same Game Again, But There's Something Different
Nebraska Football ⋅ 21 days ago by Brandon Vogel
There's a reason "it's never as good as it seems and it's never as bad as it seems" is a classic coaching cliché. Nebraska will hope its true after its latest loss to Ohio State.
Can Nebraska, the Upstart, Start Something Against Ohio State?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 23 days ago by Brandon Vogel
The best performance of Nebraska's first year under Scott Frost came at Ohio State in 2018. This year, the challenge is greater because the Huskers' free roll is over.
Hot Reads: It's Good-on-Good This Week with the Big-Play Battle
Nebraska Football ⋅ 25 days ago by Brandon Vogel
The big-play battle between Nebraska and Ohio State should be this week's unstoppable force/immovable object matchup and it's going to be fascinating to watch.
Hot Reads: Where Havoc Happens
Nebraska Football ⋅ 26 days ago by Brandon Vogel
The Big Ten is known for a certain, classic kind of defense but through four weeks this season the conference is the best at producing havoc plays.
Hot Reads: What the Power Rankings Say About Huskers-Buckeyes
Nebraska Football ⋅ 27 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Let's kick off another game week with a quick recap of where Nebraska football ranks in SP+, FPI and Sagarin and how those ratings compare to Ohio State's.
An Insane, Intense, Maddening and Memorable Night in Champaign
Nebraska Football ⋅ 28 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Teams are built up, written off and reconsidered weekly based on what just happened. Good luck with that following Nebraska's 42-38 win over Illinois
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