Olin Buchanan
Columnist
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.
SEC Round-up: Tennessee focused on Georgia prior to A&M showdown
The shine may have come off of the Georgia Bulldogs in recent weeks, but that doesn't mean the Vols are taking them lightly. Olin Buchanan has Butch Jones' thoughts on the matchup and other thoughts on the SEC in Week Five.
Angry Bird: Josh Reynolds torments pigs, tears down defenses
Somehow Aggie wide receiver Josh Reynolds didn't garner preseason SEC honors, but there is no denying he stands among the league's elite after another dominant showing against Arkansas.
Texas A&M defense on verge of greatness after stonewalling Arkansas
The Aggie defense played some great football against the Razorbacks, particularly at the goal line, but it wasn't a perfect performance in John Chavis' eyes. The A&M DC expects the Aggies to be great, and he'll do what it takes to get them there.
Around CFB: The Hatter is out and the Herman chase is on
LSU ended the speculation early this season, firing Les Miles after another inept offensive performance and a loss to Auburn. Plus there are actual games, Heisman contenders, and more to discuss.
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New Arkansas state holiday
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Texas A&M proves its mettle in 45-24 thrashing of Arkansas
Texas A&M didn't play a perfect football game on Saturday - far from it. The four quarters the Aggies played were riddled with mistakes, yet they won in convincing fashion. That should tell you something about this team, says Olin Buchanan.
Post-Game Review: Texas A&M 45, Arkansas 24
Texas A&M struggled mightily in the first half against the Razorbacks, but the Aggies finished strong in the second. The Aggie running game got going late to put the Hogs away in A&M's fifth straight Southwest Classic win, 45-24.
The final frame: Will the fourth quarter be critical yet again against the Hogs?
In each of the last two seasons, Texas A&M made big plays in the fourth quarter to rally from deficits against Arkansas. But so far 2016, the Ags have been outscored in the final frame. Will that trend continue vs. Arkansas? If A&M executes in the red zone, it may not matter.
SEC Round-up: Tennessee looks to break losing streak vs. Florida
Tennessee has lost eleven straight to Florida. That means the Volunteers on the current team were in elementary school the last time Rocky Top won a game against the Gators. Olin Buchanan looked at the matchup, along with the rest of the SEC.
Good Times: Brash and unpredictable, Bielema is a TV star on the rise
Like Archie Bunker, Snooki, and Captain Kirk, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema has the on screen "it" factor to turn his recent reality series into string of spinoffs.
Same ol' song and dance: An ode to The Rusher, Myles Garrett
After another week of missed holding calls on Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, Olin Buchanan was inspired to rewrite the great Kenny Rogers hit 'The Gambler'. TexAgs Radio presents 'The Rusher'.
On Target: Christian Kirk refuses to rest on laurels against Arkansas
Christian Kirk put on a show in Arlington last year, decimating the Arkansas defense time and again in an overtime victory, but the Texas A&M wide receiver isn't focusing on last year when preparing for the Hogs.
Around CFB: Learning curve steep in 2016
Three weeks into the college football season, it seems we know less than we knew when the season began. Each week has brought new surprises, reversals of fortune, and a new name atop Olin's early Heisman ballot.
No lie: Aggies make good on Chief's promise in SEC opener
In front of an amped crowd at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium, the Aggies won the old fashioned way - by controlling one of the more potent ground games in the SEC. Just like John Chavis said they would.
Post-Game Review: Texas A&M 29, Auburn 16
In a tough SEC contest, the Aggies overcame third down and red zone struggles to pull away from Auburn late. The defense played strong and steady, and kicker Daniel LaCamera scored over half of A&M's points.
Passing chance: Aggies aim to stack the odds by making Tigers throw
Hoping to see an opponent's highly rated quarterback throw the ball all evening may seem unusual, but such a sight will be good news for Texas A&M against an Auburn team that can run defenses into the ground.
SEC Round-Up: Auburn's identity in question entering conference play
Auburn's defense performed well against Clemson two weeks ago. Or did it? The offense looked good against Arkansas State. Or did it? Olin Buchanan takes a look at both of these claims and covers the SEC's best Week Three storylines.
Moment of truth? Aggie O-line must prove SEC-ready against Auburn
Coming into 2016, the quality of the rebuilt A&M offensive line promised to be one of the controlling forces for the Aggies' season. So far, so good, but Saturday's first SEC contest against uber-talented Auburn will be a defining moment.
Around CFB: Young QBs lead the way, big matchups with rich history
The second Saturday of the 2016 season saw a pair of underclassmen signal-callers continue their explosive play. Week three promises another slate of big, early-season games, several of which invoke memories of college football classics.
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