Varsity Club Podcast

Hurrdat Media

Hail Varsity is the premium magazine, radio show, and website for Huskers fans. Covering all things Nebraska Cornhuskers. Host: Derek Peterson

All Episodes

Greg Smith is on the podcast this week to talk about coaching contracts, Thanksgiving food, Village Inn, and the complicated legacy that quarterback Adrian Martinez will leave if this is, in fact, it for him at Nebraska. Get your subscription to Hail Varsity at a discount! Use Coupon Code: VARSITY A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Nov 25

59 min 45 sec

Steve Marik is on the podcast this week to talk about the start to their season for Husker women's basketball. Then we look ahead to Husker football's final two games and what we expect to see. Plus: some not-so-serious coordinator talk. Get your subscription to Hail Varsity at a discount! Use Coupon Code: VARSITY A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Nov 19

40 min 6 sec

Brandon Vogel and Greg Smith are on the podcast to talk through big change in Lincoln. We cover Scott Frost's restructured deal and the firing of four offensive assistants, and what it means going forward.  Get your subscription to Hail Varsity at a discount! Use Coupon Code: VARSITY A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Nov 12

48 min 3 sec

We have two guests on the podcast this week. First, The Athletic's Mitch Sherman is on for a discussion about Nebraska's issues in close games, its final three contests of the year, and more. Then, Caroline Rice from The Ozone is on to give some insight into Ohio State's season, how the defense has changed over the course of the year, and what has the offense back to its usual self. Get your subscription to Hail Varsity at a discount! Use Coupon Code: VARSITY A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Nov 5

1 hr 7 min

Jacob Padilla is on this week for a Husker hoops preview episode. We talk about Nebrasketball's 97-58 exhibition win over Peru State, the playmakers at Fred Hoiberg's disposal this year, expectations, areas of improvement, and more. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Oct 29

41 min 29 sec

Greg Smith, Steve Marik, and Jacob Padilla join the podcast this week for a discussion about where Nebraska sits during its bye week, how it got there, and what the last four weeks of the season will potentially decide. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Oct 22

1 hr 14 min

Brandon Vogel is on the podcast this week and we talk about coaching. A lot. Luke Fickell at Cincinnati, Billy Napier at Louisiana, PJ Fleck at Minnesota, and of course Scott Frost at Nebraska. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Oct 15

46 min 46 sec

Greg Smith is on the pod this week for a wide-ranging discussion. Is Michigan a legit top-10 squad? Is Nebraska legit enough to justify a 1-point opening spread? Does Cincy have a path to the College Football Playoff? Is USC a destination job? Lots to discuss. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Oct 8

1 hr 2 min

Drake Keeler is on the pod this week to talk through the Huskers’ loss to Michigan State, the problems on offense and special teams, fun games, playoff teams, and searching for optimism. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Oct 1

43 min 49 sec

Steve Marik is on this week to talk about all things Nebraska-Michigan State. We cover Kenneth Walker III and the Spartans' run game, the battle that will take place at the line of scrimmage, Adrian Martinez's play, the Husker o-line troubles, keys to the game, and more.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Sep 24

41 min 11 sec

In the first half of the show, Brandon Vogel and Mike Babcock are on to talk about Nebraska-Oklahoma memories, the Game of the Century, and why this series means so much to the program. After, OU insider Kegan Reneau joins the pod to breakdown Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler, the OU offensive line, and how the Husker offense matches up with the OU defense.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Sep 17

1 hr 11 min

So much good football and crazy football and bad football and I-don't-know-what-that-means football was played in Week 1, and we're just getting started! Greg Smith is on the pod this week to talk challengers to the SEC and B1G thrones, Georgia-Clemson, Ohio State-Oregon, Michigan-Washington, Nebraska-Buffalo, and more.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Sep 10

40 min 13 sec

Greg Smith and Steve Marik join the podcast this week to talk about what happened with the Huskers in their season-opening loss to Illinois. Coaching or execution? What’s up with the run game? What can Fordham show us? We cover that and more.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Sep 3

51 min 45 sec

New Hail Varsity folks are on the pod. Steve Marik, Drake Keeler, and Jolie Peal join this week to talk through what they’re most looking forward to in Nebraska’s 2021 season.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Aug 27

37 min 9 sec

Brandon Vogel is on the pod this week to briefly talk through an NCAA investigation into Nebraska’s football program and what it could mean for Husker head coach Scott Frost. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Aug 20

25 min 3 sec

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez is on the podcast this week for a wide-ranging discussion. We talk about his new podcast and NIL. We get into the worst golfers, best fishermen, biggest trash-talkers and more in a Husker superlative segment. We also talk about Adrian's growth as a leader and a man since coming to Nebraska.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Aug 13

29 min 46 sec

Greg Smith is on the pod this week to recap what we heard from the first week of fall camp, talk about the running back competition, and whether he's buying the increased depth among the Husker pass-catchers.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Aug 6

34 min 21 sec

Brandon Vogel, Jacob Padilla, and Greg Smith join the podcast to preview the new season for Nebraska as fall camp gets under way.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jul 30

1 hr 7 min

Erin Sorensen and Derek Peterson recap Nebraska's day in front of the conference media at the 2021 Big Ten Media Days.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jul 23

36 min 10 sec

Nebraska linebacker JoJo Domann is on the podcast this week to talk all things NIL. We cover what he's up to, how new opportunity has impacted team dynamics, and more.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jul 16

34 min 1 sec

Blackshirt Husker defensive lineman Ben Stille is on the podcast this week to talk about what he's doing in this new era of NIL opportunities for student-athletes. First up is a camp he's hosting with Husker linebacker JoJo Domann for local kids. We talk about that and plenty more.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jul 9

31 min 50 sec

Jacob Padilla joins the podcast to talk through his Suns and their start to the Western Conference Finals, as well as give an update on how Nebraska basketball is spending its summer. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jun 24

59 min 23 sec

Brandon Vogel is on the pod this week to talk about what impact an expanded College Football Playoff might have on the length of the regular season, the current structure of conference divisions, and even the conference championship games themselves. We also spend some time talking about the transfer portal nonsense of the week. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jun 18

46 min 14 sec

After years of asking for it, we are finally getting an expanded College Football Playoff. Greg Smith joins the podcast to talk through the biggest news of the week. What are the details? How will it work? Is this the best possible format? Should we take pity on poor, mistreated Alabama? There was plenty to talk about. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jun 11

1 hr 1 min

Greg Smith is on this week to catch us up on where the Huskers are at from a recruiting standpoint as things open back up again. We talk about the first visitors on campus, QB, what to do in the transfer portal, and calling internet strangers "besties."   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jun 4

43 min 7 sec

Jacob Padilla joins the podcast this week. Of course we talk a little about the Phoenix Suns-LA Lakers playoff series in the open, it's Jacob after all. Then we get into a discussion about Scott Frost's place in the Power Five coaching ranks and which Big Ten coaches find themselves under the most pressure to win in 2021. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

May 28

44 min 21 sec

Greg Smith joins for a conversation about the running back room as we let fly all of our hot takes. There are actually no hot takes, hopefully just lukewarm opinions. Up to you. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

May 21

26 min 13 sec

Former Husker and current San Francisco 49er Darrion Daniels joins the pod to run through how his first year in the NFL went, what it was like to return to Memorial Stadium for the 2021 Spring Game, what he's seen and heard about the Nebraska defense, what to expect from his younger brother this year, and more. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

May 14

28 min 33 sec

Greg Smith joins the podcast for a discussion about which individual Huskers offer the most intrigue coming out of spring ball. We were supposed to come with five each, but that proved tough. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

May 7

1 hr 10 min

Nebraska football is back in our lives, for one day at least, and that means the I-80 Preview has a game to, well, preview. Host Brandon Vogel is joined by Hail Varsity staff writer Derek Peterson to set the stage for Nebraska’s spring game by making some tough choices. Omar Manning or Samori Toure? Noa Pola-Gates or Myles Farmer? If you had to pick one, which one are you picking? Those kind of tough choices. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Apr 30

53 min 28 sec

Jacob Padilla and Erin Sorensen are on the podcast this week to discuss what went wrong in Nebraska's season-ending loss to Texas in the NCAA Tournament, how the choppy and truncated schedule played a role, and the decision now facing four Husker seniors. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Apr 23

51 min 34 sec

Hail Varsity managing editor Brandon Vogel joins the podcast to talk through ESPN's recently released preseason FPI projections for Nebraska football, competition in the Husker secondary, and an outrageous proposition. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Apr 16

37 min 12 sec

KLIN Sports Director Kaleb Henry joins the podcast to run through some thoughts on Nebraska spring football and on recent missteps from the NCAA with regards to the upcoming volleyball tournament.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Apr 9

44 min 45 sec

Greg Smith joins the podcast as we talk through some of the biggest storylines after week one of spring practice for Nebraska—Travis Fisher's comments on the secondary, Thomas Fidone, and more.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Apr 2

40 min 41 sec

Friends of the pod—Mac and Honke from the Go Big Redcast—join the show this week as we discuss the return of Husker Nation to the stands for Nebraska sporting events. We also talk a little spring ball, touch on the Oklahoma situation to get the guys' thoughts, and Big Ten basketball. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Mar 26

44 min

Brandon Vogel, Erin Sorensen, and Greg Smith join the podcast to talk through the quarterback bracket we've been running on Hail Varsity this week. Who should be named the best QB since Eric Crouch? Who's the best QB of all time?

Mar 19

58 min 17 sec

Former Blackshirt and soon-to-be NFL DB Dicaprio Bootle joins the podcast and we cover a bunch. Bootle updates us on what he's been up to since the season ended, shares stories from the Husker DB room, and a lot more. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Mar 12

31 min 21 sec

The Daily Nebraskan's Drake Keeler makes his second Hail Varsity podcast appearance this week, joining the pod to talk about Nebraska basketball, Space Jam, what's going on with Creighton, intentionality, and lots of other stuff. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Mar 5

46 min 9 sec

Husker historian and Hail Varsity editor Mike Babcock joins the podcast to talk about The Magnificent Eight, their story, and their individual journeys.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Feb 26

50 min 9 sec

Greg Smith joins the podcast to talk through what's going on nationally with recruiting—the NCAA once again extended the dead period—as well as how it impacts Nebraska in the 2022 class   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Feb 19

38 min 58 sec

Nebraska DB and youth football coach/mentor/change-of-direction master Josh Mitchell comes on the podcast to share stories from his time at Nebraska, talk about what he's been up to (#DadLife), and talk about his teammate Lavonte David finally getting some long-overdue recognition. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Feb 12

39 min 54 sec

Brandon Vogel joins the podcast this week to chat about the return of the EA Sports College Football video game, which turns into a full-fledged discussion about the beauty of the game. We also talk a little Nebraska football, which turns into a full-fledged discussion about the QB room.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Feb 5

1 hr 14 min

Erin Sorensen and Greg Smith join the podcast to talk through the news of the week. Nebraska lost a trio of offensive players to the transfer portal. Everyone's dealing with departures in this wacky offseason, but should Nebraska be worried? We discuss. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jan 29

58 min 39 sec

Jacob Padilla and Brandon Vogel, two authority figures on the Nebraska volleyball program, join the podcast this week to preview the new season for John Cook and his team, and tell me (and you) why this team this season is worth believing in.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jan 22

47 min 19 sec

In an incredibly newsy week, Nebraska secured transfer commitments from two high-profile skill guys on offense—wideout Samori Touré and tailback Markese Stepp. Who better to help break down their games than their old coaches? Stepp's old high school coach and Touré's former coach at Montana are both on to do just that.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jan 15

46 min 26 sec

Greg Smith joins the podcast to talk through the returns of Cam Taylor-Britt and JoJo Domann and how they can impact the defense next season. We also talk through defensive expectations, growth, and whether they can be the identity Nebraska is looking for.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Jan 8

46 min 57 sec

Brandon Vogel and Erin Sorensen join the podcast this week to help talk through the College Football Playoff. The CFP committee didn't necessarily get the four playoff teams "wrong," but how acceptable should "just acceptable" really be?   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Dec 2020

1 hr 15 min

 Brandon Vogel and Erin Sorensen join the podcast to talk through one key question: how do you fix the Husker offense for 2021? A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Dec 2020

1 hr 8 min

The Minnesota Star Tribune's Megan Ryan joins the podcast to shed some light on the Gophers' situation as they prepare for Nebraska. We preview the Gophers' star running back, what's going on with the defense, and who to watch for Saturday.   A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.

Dec 2020

35 min 24 sec

Greg Smith and Erin Sorensen join the podcast this week to talk through where Nebraska's at with two to play (maybe), what the deal is with people wanting to put Frost on the hot seat prematurely, and a certain guy in the portal. A Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.  

Dec 2020

56 min 3 sec