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.
Huskers Add Matt Lubick to Staff
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 hrs ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska's passing game will have a fresh look with former Oregon and Washington offensive coordinator Matt Lubick joining the staff.
Hot Reads: The Impact of Nebraska's Special Teams Struggles in 2019
Nebraska Football ⋅ 21 hrs ago by Brandon Vogel
We know Nebraska's special teams weren't very strong in 2019, but what was the real impact of that? A pretty significant one.
Hot Reads: A Way Too Early Look at...the Strength of NU's 2020 Schedule
Nebraska Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Brandon Vogel
The Way Too Early rankings arrived minutes after Monday's national championship game. Unlike last year, Nebraska's not in them but a lot of the Huskers' 2020 opponents are.
Hot Reads: Held, Fisher Have a Big Hand in What Comes Next for Nebraska
Nebraska Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska football assistants Travis Fisher and Ryan Held have reportedly received raises. Makes sense when you look at their work so far, particularly in recruiting.
Hot Reads: An Early Look at Returning Production in the Big Ten West
Nebraska Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska is in good shape, on one side of the ball, with returning production in 2020. Here's how it compares to the rest of the Big Ten West Division.
Hot Reads: Tracking Assistant Coaching Changes in the Big Ten
Nebraska Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Brandon Vogel
The Big Ten only has one new head coach entering 2020, but there's been plenty of movement at the assistant coach level.
Hit or Miss: Getting Better Has to Involve Better Tackling for Nebraska
Nebraska Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Brandon Vogel
As part of our Year in Review series we're taking a close look at why the 2019 Nebraska football season went the way it did. Up next, a missed tackle rate that was close to a five-year high.
Hot Reads: How Efficient Does a Team Need to Be to Make the Playoff?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 21 days ago by Brandon Vogel
How efficient does a team need to be on offense and defense to make the College Football Playoff? The thresholds are pretty high, but this year's group is far and away the best.
Hot Reads: Which JUCO Has Produced the Most Huskers?
Nebraska Football ⋅ 25 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska football has always leaned on junior colleges for key additions, particularly the Jayhawk Conference. Here are the 10 schools to have produced the most Huskers since 1973.
Hot Reads: The Best Player Each Big Ten Team Signed
Football Recruiting ⋅ 28 days ago by Brandon Vogel
A roundup of the headliners in each Big Ten class after early signing for the 2020 class.
After 'Anxious' Days, Huskers Close Strong in Early Signing
With a few spots still to fill, it looks like Scott Frost and staff will have signed the two best classes, back to back, based on overall quality since 2004.
Hot Reads: Don't Be Surprised By These Surprise Teams in 2020
It's time for our annual look at the teams that got the best of it, and the worst of it, in 2019. Some of them will earn deserved buzz for 2020. Others will just earn buzz anyway.
Hot Reads: How Did the Potential Surprise Teams in 2019 Actually Do?
Every year we take a look at teams poised to rise and fall in the season ahead. Before we get to those teams for 2020, here's a look back at how those 2019 teams did.
Hot Reads: Which Teams Didn't Get the Bounces in 2019?
Nebraska didn't live on the wrong side of the turnovers-luck tracks in 2019, but here are 10 teams that did including one that made the College Football Playoff.
Hot Reads: Which Teams Got the Best Bounces in 2019?
It happens every year, a team outperforms its expected turnover margin, fueling special seasons, unlocking bowl bonuses and earning extensions or promotions. Here are the 10 teams that benefitted most from that randomness in 2019.
Hot Reads: What Ohio State Lost with the CFP Rankings Flip
LSU and Ohio State both had strong cases for No. 1. The committee chose the Tigers, which could have a real impact on the title race. That, plus a look at the rest of the Big Ten's bowl slate.
Hot Reads: Looking for Value in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament
The NCAA Tournament selection committee rewarded with Nebraska with a seed closer to its Pablo Ranking, but there are some interesting potential matchups in this field when you compare seeding to power rankings.
Hot Reads: Why Did the Huskers Run the Ball so Often in 2019?
Through three years as a head coach Scott Frost's teams were almost perfectly balanced with a nearly 50% run rate. In 2019, it was 60%. Is that as sign of things to come or a reflection of some of Nebraska's limitation this season?
Hot Reads: Back to Where It Began
Nebraska's predictive power ranking journey for 2019 has come to an end. What does it show, a program that's basically back to where it ended Year 1.
6 Points, 12 Games, 1 Field Goal - Where Nebraska's at After Year 2
Nebraska's coaches and players say they're making progress. After a 5-7 season they'll be some of the few beating that drum, and that's OK.
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