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 Coaches Are Saying About the Redshirt Rule
SEC and Big 12 media days have given us our first en masse access to coaches' thoughts on the new redshirt rule. Here's what they're saying about a "seismic change" for the sport.
Hot Reads: Huskers Sending a Good Group to Chicago
Assessing the roster of player representatives for next week's Big Ten media days.
Hot Reads: 3 Numbers That Need to Be Better for the Huskers Defense
All of Nebraska's defensive numbers from 2017 need to improve, but managing editor Brandon Vogel identifies three that will tell you the new Blackshirts mentality is taking hold.
A Tutorial on Oregon's Offense
2 days ago by Brandon Vogel
An Update on Nebraska's Pursuit of 2020 QB Logan Smothers
Nebraska still appears to be in a great position to eventually land 2020 QB Logan Smothers. In fact, the Huskers may be picking up steam with the Athens, Alabama, quarterback.
Hot Reads: Huskers' O-Line Could Be Key to Biggest Gains in 2018
Managing editor Brandon Vogel looks at three stats that have the best potential to improve for Nebraska offensively this season and two of them fall squarely on the shoulders of the offensive line.
Hot Reads: The Most Bullish Husker Prediction Yet
Sporting News has Nebraska slated for third in the West, one of most optimistic predictions for the Huskers so far for 2018.
Hot Reads: Huskers Down a Man in 2018 Recruiting Class
Offensive tackle Willie Canty, one of two offensive linemen Nebraska signed in the 2018 class, will be playing at a Kansas junior college in 2018.
Hot Reads: Huskers Have Had a Good Bad-News Season
Not much good can happen in the long break between spring football and fall camp. Attrition and injuries usually provide the headlines, but Nebraska's coming out ahead so far.
Hot Reads: Playing Iowa Is Like Filing Your Taxes
SportsSource Analytics recently shared Iowa's "recipe" for winning. Is it sexy? No, but it is efficient.
Hot Reads: Put Another Prediction on the 5-7 Pile
Nebraska Football ∙ 12 days ago by Brandon Vogel
All of the computer rankings are landing at about the same projected record for Nebraska, but the Massey Ratings are the least bullish on the Huskers so far.
Hot Reads: Offensive Innovation Is a Tricky Thing
Nebraska Football ∙ 13 days ago by Brandon Vogel
We like to credit certain coaches with "inventing" certain plays or schemes. Reality is rarely so need and tidy.
Hot Reads: A College Football Injury Report Probably Probable
Nebraska Football ∙ 15 days ago by Brandon Vogel
The Big Ten has proposed a national injury report for college football in the wake of legalized sports betting. That seems like a simple idea but it gets tricky quickly.
Hot Reads: The Huskers' Most Interesting 2018 Home Game
Nebraska Football ∙ 16 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska's 2018 home schedule lacks most of the Big Ten heavyweights, so which game is the most intriguing? Managing editor Brandon Vogel makes the case for Purdue.
Hot Reads: What the Public is Telling Us About the Big Ten Win Totals
Nebraska Football ∙ 19 days ago by Brandon Vogel
It's been a month since South Point Hotel and Casino released its opening win totals for the 2018 college football season. Here's what the updated numbers tell us about the Big Ten.
Hot Reads: Doing the Most With the Least
Nebraska Football ∙ 20 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Coaches tend to get judged on championships, but there's still plenty of room to be a great coach without taking home any hardware.
Hot Reads: Better Than 6-6, The Sequel
Nebraska Football ∙ 21 days ago by Brandon Vogel
An out-of-nowhere defensive improvement could raise the Huskers' ceiling in 2018. The next most likely catalyst? That might be better-than-expected quarterback play.
Hot Reads: Transcontinental Football
Nebraska Football ∙ 22 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska was one of a handful of schools extending an offer to a tackle from Finland who was part of a larger college camp tour by some of Europe's best American football players.
Hot Reads: What Will it Take for the Huskers to be Better Than 6-6?
Nebraska Football ∙ 23 days ago by Brandon Vogel
Preseason projections of .500 in 2018 for Nebraska are perfectly reasonable. So what are the unreasonable areas that could lead to something better?
Hot Reads: The State of Hoops in the Cornhusker State correspondent Andy Katz drops by Creighton and Nebraska to assess the state's growing hoops profile.
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