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.
Germain Ifedi selected by Seattle with No. 31 pick in 2016 NFL Draft
Stop if you've heard this before: a Texas A&M offensive lineman was selected in the NFL Draft's first round. On Thursday it was Germain Ifedi, going to the Seahawks with the 31st overall pick and making the Aggies one of two schools to achieve a pretty spectacular feat.
Ifedi
1 hr ago by Olin Buchanan
Beliucci Hour Lunch
Each Monday and Thursday, Billy Liucci, filled in for by Olin Buchanan in this edition, and Brice Jones share their thoughts and observations on Texas A&M athletics during The Beliucci Hour radio show, which airs from 12-1 p.m. on 1150 AM in College Station.
Wild Cards: Texas A&M and the curious case of Donovan Wilson
A timeless question: Do you put your best 11 guys on the field, or follow the conventional wisdom of matchups? The answer will be especially pertinent this season at Texas A&M, where the second coming of the Honey Badger and the need for better run D both factor in.
Good Knight: Why Trevor Knight can be Aggies' answer at quarterback
All Texas A&M needs is a quarterback who can lead with a steady hand and adequately manage a game. True, Trevor Knight wasn't that for Oklahoma in 2014. But there are four reasons that, fresh off being named the Aggies' starter, he can do it at A&M in 2016.
Texas A&M names Trevor Knight starting quarterback for UCLA game
Kevin Sumlin and the Texas A&M football program pulled a bit of a surprise on Monday when, shortly after indicating over the weekend that the starting quarterback competition would continue into the fall, the Aggies instead tabbed Trevor Knight as the winner.
Trevor Knight, Aggies' new offense steal show in Maroon & White Game
At the conclusion of Texas A&M's first Spring Game since 2013, Kevin Sumlin indicated little may have changed in the quarterback competition. Yet, it was Trevor Knight — at the helm of Noel Mazzone's system — that delivered the most intrigue on Saturday.
Kevin Sumlin recaps the lessons from Texas A&M's 2016 spring football
Another spring season is set to draw to a close for Kevin Sumlin and his Texas A&M football team, which plays the Maroon & White game on Saturday. Following Thursday's practice the Aggies' head man addressed Speedy Noil, various players' progress and much more.
Gold standards of A&M football
21 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Check the Tape: Under-the-radar Mike Matthews set for success
As the 'little' one in the legendary Matthews family, Texas A&M center Mike seems slightly undersized for the NFL and, indeed, doesn't carry much hype into the Draft. Yet, at the Aggies' pro day his Hall of Fame father and first-round pick brother said: "No worries."
Run defense the spring focus for Terry Price's defensive line
Texas A&M features two of the best defensive ends in the country, yet for them to put more pressure on opposing passers the Aggies must first clamp down on opposing runners. Following Tuesday's practice Terry Price and Daeshon Hall touched on just that.
A&M's biggest shot?
23 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Jim Turner outlines his vision for Aggies' offensive line
Texas A&M may not have made a more lauded move in recent memory than bringing back Jim Turner. Following Monday's practice the Aggies' OL coach, joined by tackle Avery Gennesy, broke down the unit's progress after the time he's spent with it.
Aggies present interesting possibilities in Friday Night Lights scrimmage
Myles Garrett, Daylon Mack and Christian Kirk are special players — nothing Texas A&M's Friday scrimmage demonstrated contradicted that. However, the showings by several other Aggies and their potential implications were the story of the night.
Plus or Minus: The depth chart says Texas A&M will be better in 2016
A successful football team takes a perfect marriage of ability, experience, desire and cohesion. While much has been made of some high-profile departures from Texas A&M, a closer look reveals several positions that will begin this season better than last.
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