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: What Adrian Martinez Doesn't Know . . .
. . . might be his hidden advantage in Nebraska's quarterback race, which is far from over at this early stage. Here's why.
Husker Coaches Get their UCF Rings
Hot Reads: What Impressed Abdullah Most about Nebraska's New Era
Former Nebraska great Ameer Abdullah called the Huskers' spring game for the second straight season, and noticed a "different era" appears to be underway under Scott Frost.
Hot Reads: Knowledge Equals Confidence Equals Playing Fast
How long before things "click" for Nebraska under this new staff? Scott Frost spoke about that following Saturday's spring game, which echoed something Troy Walters said while still at UCF.
An In-Depth Stats Look at a Practice Game
Does it make sense to do a deep stats dive on a spring game? Probably not, but that's never stopped us before. Here are some behind-the-numbers numbers from Nebraska's Red-White Game.
Nebraska's Big Red Revival is More of a Reimagining
The throwback nature of what's happening currently at Nebraska is nice, but Saturday's spring game showed it's only part of the story.
Hot Reads: Big Recruiting Changes Are Here
For every sport other than football and basketball college recruiting is prohibited from starting prior to a prospects junior year, which would be a drastic change for sports like volleyball.
Hot Reads: Plan B Is That Plan A Will Work
Scott Frost and Nebraska got a big-picture look-in from Bruce Feldman and Sports Illustrated, which should only spread the Cornhuskers' current confidence to a new group of readers.
Hot Reads: Fast Starts Start Before the Game Clock Does
UCF was a team that played from ahead a lot in 2017, Nebraska was not. There are a lot of potential reasons for that, but start with the Knights' lack of missed starts.
Hot Reads: Nebraska's 2019 QB is Not from Iowa (Probably)
Nebraska Football ∙ 10 days ago by Brandon Vogel
It was an appealing pitch: What if Nebraska's 2019 quarterback recruit is right in its backyard? That's probably not going to be the case with Max Duggan's commitment to TCU.
Rule Changes Make Kickoffs Even More of a Chess Match in 2018
Nebraska Football ∙ 12 days ago by Brandon Vogel
The NCAA Rules Committee approved a change intended to make touchbacks even more common this season, which special teams coordinator Jovan Dewitt says will force the Huskers to rethink their strategy.
Hot Reads: I Want My BTN
Nebraska Football ∙ 13 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Comcast is dropping the Big Ten Network in "out-of-market" states, which might mean a financial hit but also might be good practice for the media landscape we all see in the distance.
Practice Observations from a Practice with no Patrick O'Brien
14 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Hot Reads: Stretches of Much Sadness
Nebraska Football ∙ 14 days ago by Brandon Vogel
When assessing the future of a traditional power in college football, be careful not to put too much weight into the lowest parts of its history, a period Nebraska just happens to still be in.
Hot Reads: Meet the Quarterbacks
Nebraska Football ∙ 15 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Tuesday was quarterback day at Nebraska, and rather than trying to recap everything what if we just boiled it down to one quote from each quarterback hopeful?
Hot Reads: A Sensible-but-Unsatisfying Road Map to the 2018 Season
Nebraska Football ∙ 16 days ago by Brandon Vogel
It's "Thought Experiment Tuesday": What if the 2018 Huskers win all of their home games and none of their road games? That's 7-5 and not that unlikely. You signing up for that here in April?
Hot Reads: Frost v. Florida
Nebraska Football ∙ 17 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Presented with the choice, plenty of people expected Scott Frost to chose Florida over Nebraska. He didn't, but that hasn't seemed to change the perception of either program's place in the national landscape.
Hot Reads: Williams At Home in Huskers' All-You-Can-Eat Offense
Nebraska Football ∙ 20 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Turns out a semester in Scooba, Miss., home of East Mississippi Community College, does wonders for a player's hunger as receiver Mike Williams is demonstrating this spring.
Hot Reads: About Those 5.5 Wins . . . Again
Nebraska Football ∙ 21 days ago by Brandon Vogel
So much has changed with Nebraska football in the past year. Except for the number of wins ESPN's Football Power Index is projecting for the Huskers in the season ahead.
Hot Reads: Not Voted Most-Most Likely to Succeed
Nebraska Football ∙ 22 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Ralph Russo of the AP put out his "most likely to succeed list" for the 2018 coaching hires, and you're going to want to take a look.
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