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.
Hot Reads: Where Does Nebraska Spend the Most on Coaching?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 hrs ago by Brandon Vogel
Looking at modern coaching salaries from a merit-based perspective gets tricky, but if you keep things relative here is where the Huskers are spending the most compared to their peers.
Hot Reads: What's the Right Rhythm for Nebraska's Offense?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 1 day ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska was better on third down in 2019 than it was in 2018, but that was part of the Huskers' overall problem on offense.
Hot Reads: A High-Stakes Opener Already Taking Shape
Nebraska Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Purdue opens spring football this week, the first step in preparation for what looks like a bigger-than-normal season-opener for the Huskers and Boilermakers.
Hot Reads: How Well Has FPI Projected Nebraska?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Brandon Vogel
We know the latest projection FPI has for Nebraska, but how has the model fared with predicting the Huskers in the past?
Hot Reads: Estimated Win Totals for the Big Ten in 2020
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Using one of the early sets of power ratings, here's an initial estimate of win totals in the Big Ten.
Hot Reads: Estimating Some Early Point Spreads for Nebraska in 2020
Nebraska Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Brandon Vogel
With a fresh set of power rankings in hand, we can come up with point spread estimates for the 2020 Huskers. For entertainment purposes only, of course.
Nebraska Is in a Preseason Top 25 Again and That's OK
Nebraska Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Brandon Vogel
ESPN released its first SP+ rankings for 2020 and Nebraska landed in the top 25. This is usually a good thing.
Hot Reads: How Experience Could Impact the 2020 Big Ten Division Races
Nebraska Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Brandon Vogel
In the Big Ten West the four teams below the top three last year all have an experience edge entering 2020. In the East, Penn State might be the best off, while there's work to be done in Michigan.
Hot Reads: Progress on Offense Might Be a Prerequisite for NU in 2020
Nebraska Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Brandon Vogel
A quick look at ESPN's returning production numbers outlines a high-stakes season for Nebraska football in 2020. The offense is primed for progress, the defense? That's a little bit difficult to project.
Hot Reads: It Could've Been Special
Nebraska Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Talking Nebraska's special teams, Sean Snyder to USC, an early 1980s dynasty that might've been and more in this edition of Hot Reads.
Hot Reads: Mark Dantonio's Magic Ability to Balance the Wins Budget
Nebraska Football ⋅ 22 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Mark Dantonio produced some of the best results in Michigan State football history. His teams also had a bizarre way of perfectly conforming to expected wins . . . eventually.
Hot Reads: Where Have the Huskers Recruited the Best on Defense?
Football Recruiting ⋅ 23 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska has now signed 11 classes to play in the Big Ten. Which defensive position group have the Huskers recruited the best and how does it stack up with the rest of the league?
Hot Reads: Which Offensive Group Have the Huskers Recruited the Best?
Football Recruiting ⋅ 24 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska has now signed 11 classes to play in the Big Ten. Which offensive position group have the Huskers recruited the best and how does it stack up with the rest of the league?
We Need to Grade Coaching Hires on a Curve
Nebraska Football ⋅ 25 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Every year coaching hires in college football are graded. And every year those grades are probably too high based on what actually happens on the field.
Which Husker Had the Best Super Bowl?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 25 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Plenty of former Nebraska football players have played in the Super Bowl, but which ones played the best?
Hot Reads: Which Big Ten Teams Are Winning in the Transfer Market?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 29 days ago by Brandon Vogel
The Big Ten has recently been more of an outgoing conference than an incoming conference, but a few teams have already made some interesting additions.
Hot Reads: Bo Back to LSU and Huskers' Senior Bowl Returns
Bo Pelini is back in Power 5 football again as the defensive coordinator at LSU. Also, a look at how Darrion Daniels and Lamar Jackson did at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
Hot Reads: Which Class of 2018 Coaches Have Improved Programs the Most?
Twenty-one coaches took new jobs before the 2018 seasons, including Scott Frost at Nebraska. Which coaches have improved their programs the most over that span?
2020 Nebraska Football Recruiting Issue of Hail Varsity Ships This Week
The January 2020 issue of Hail Varsity is off to press and on its way to mailboxes and newsstands this week, featuring a deep dive into Nebraska's 2020 recruiting class.
Hot Reads: Things Could Get Interesting for Husker DBs this Spring
At first glance, Nebraska appears to be in good shape with three starters returning in the secondary but a look at returning production shows just how much the Huskers have to replace.
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