Olin Buchanan
Olin joined TexAgs in July of 2012 as a columnist. He previously was a national college football writer for Rivals.com and Yahoo. A graduate of White Oak High School in East Texas, Olin worked at newspapers in Longview and Tyler before covering the Aggies for the Bryan-College Station Eagle from 1993-95. He also worked at the Austin American-Statesman for 11 years. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and a Heisman Trophy voter.
Playing the angles: Aggies could still find their way into playoff
Despite a loss on the road to top-ranked Alabama, there are still scenarios that could land Texas A&M a slot in the College Football Playoff. They would need help, of course, but they can help themselves by finishing 11-1.
Aggie linebackers looking for answers against SEC running games
Texas A&M's run defense was solid to open the season but has given up 569 yards in it's last two games alone. Is that due to the recent step up in competition, or do the Aggies have a problem? If they do, who can they count on to fix it?
Around CFB: Playoff picture narrows to twelve Power-Five teams
As October draws to a close and with the first set of CFP rankings a week away, a dozen teams realistically remain in the hunt for the national title. Plus Olin's latest Heisman ballot, playoff projections, and the Myles Watch.
Alabama dominance continues in impressive win over No. 6 Aggies
While the Crimson Tide looked vulnerable for a short stint on each side of halftime, Alabama pounced on two A&M errors and closed strong. Though the SEC title is likely out of reach, the Aggies still have a chance to finish a special season
Post-Game Review: No. 1 Alabama 33, No. 6 Texas A&M 14
Despite watching the Tide dominate the stat sheet in the first half, the Aggies took a one point lead on the opening possession after the break. Alabama then surged and looked unbeatable the rest of the way, handing A&M its first loss.
Aggies must pressure QB Hurts, avoid turnovers to roll over Tide
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin is well-acquainted with the ways Jalen Hurts can gash a defense, having recruited him for years. Sumlin's Aggies will have to put that knowledge to use to control Hurts and beat Bama.
SEC Round-Up: Texas A&M, Alabama look for hold in SEC West race
According to the schedule, Texas A&M and Alabama are just playing another SEC West game, but the contest's implications stretch far beyond Week Eight. Looking at the standings, this one could be considered the division's title game.
Aggies' top-ranked dreams could become reality with win over Tide
Hopes of A&M occupying the top spot in college football often have been little more than fantasy. Facing a thus far immovable No. 1 Alabama, the Aggies have a real chance to fulfill that dream scenario.
No Pushover: Aggies itching to prove they can play with nation's best
To put it simply, very few believe Texas A&M can beat the No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday. That's a narrative that bothers Jermaine Eluemunor and Christian Kirk, and it's going to make them play that much harder this weekend.
Around CFB: Playoffs hinge on midseason clash of SEC West unbeatens
Alabama knows as well as any team that one loss doesn't always derail a title run, but Saturday's game between the Aggies and the Tide will produce the odds-on favorite in the SEC West. And history is generally kind to the winner of the West.
Higher Ground: Tyler Davis grows his game beyond the low block
A star as a freshman, Tyler Davis made his living on the inside. In his second year, Davis promises to continue to a force in the paint, but he has diversified his skills and improved his approach, determined to lead the Aggies to the next level.
SEC Round-Up: Saban searching for perfection from Tide secondary
Nick Saban is unhappy with a secondary that has allowed just seven passing touchdowns this year, but that's just how it goes with the Alabama head man. Can Tennessee capitalize on the Tide's perceived weakness this week?
Beating Bama is achievable as long as Aggies don't beat themselves
Alabama has made its living in 2016 by putting points on their board without even having their offense on the field. Texas A&M must put a stop to that trend and avoid costly mistakes to continue their undefeated march.
Trevor Knight's transfer proves godsend for Texas A&M Football
Texas A&M's Trevor Knight isn't the perfect college quarterback. He doesn't always make the right plays, but he's made enough to keep the Aggies unbeaten through the first half of their schedule – and that's all anyone can ask of the senior.
Around CFB: Florida, LSU could alter SEC season without ever playing
Known for its epic battles on the gridiron, the SEC faces a mid-season standoff away from the field that it must resolve to ensure a legitimate champion. Plus Olin's latest Heisman ballot, playoff projections, and the Myles Watch.
Texas A&M posts wild victory after struggling to put Volunteers away
The Aggies seemed to have secured a victory at multiple points throughout the fourth quarter against the Vols, but Tennessee wouldn't go down without a fight. After two overtimes, Texas A&M was finally able to put the Volunteers away, 45-38.
Post-Game Review: Texas A&M 45, Tennessee 38 (2 OT)
Despite another Tennessee comeback that stunned a sellout Kyle Field crowd, Texas A&M recovered and put a stop to the Volunteer magic, winning in double overtime.
Different Beast: Texas A&M attempts to validate 5-0 start against Vols
Texas A&M has started 5-0 each of the past two seasons, and both ended in late-season collapses that Aggie fans would rather forget. Is the third time the charm for Kevin Sumlin's bunch? We'll find out on Saturday when they take on No. 9 Tennessee.
Aggie greats honor John David Crow, raise money for recreational area
20 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Junction boys, former coaches and other Texas A&M football royalty convened at Miramount Country Club on Thursday night to honor John David Crow and raise funds for a play area in College Station which will bear his name.
SEC Round-Up: Orgeron sparks LSU offense despite loss of Fournette
LSU was without their biggest playmaker on Saturday but still managed to roll up over 600 yards on Missouri's defense. If the trend continues, Ed O. could make a push for the full-time gig in Baton Rouge, but would that be a good move for the Tigers?
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