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.
The Climb: Why a top-15 leap isn't unreasonable for Aggies' defense
Recently, Kevin Sumlin claimed this season Texas A&M may do something statistically improbable: improve from a middle-of-the-pack defense to an elite one. Quite a leap, right? Not after comparing the most recent success story's checklist to the Aggies' components.
Texas A&M's 50 greatest football victories: Nos. 5-1
Through 121 seasons of Texas A&M football, the Aggies have posted 717 victories. Some transformed star players like Crow, Hargett, Johnny Football and the Haskell Hurricane into legends. TexAgs concludes its countdown of the 50 greatest with Nos. 5-1.
Texas A&M's 50 greatest football victories: Nos. 10-6
Through 121 seasons of Texas A&M football, the Aggies have posted 717 victories. Some transformed star players like Crow, Hargett, Johnny Football and the Haskell Hurricane into legends. TexAgs continues its countdown of the 50 greatest with Nos. 10-6.
Texas A&M's 50 greatest football victories: Nos. 15-11
Through 121 seasons of Texas A&M football, the Aggies have posted 717 victories. Some transformed star players like Crow, Hargett, Johnny Football and the Haskell Hurricane into legends. TexAgs continues its countdown of the 50 greatest with Nos. 15-11.
Texas A&M's 50 greatest football victories: Nos. 20-16
Through 121 seasons of Texas A&M football, the Aggies have posted 717 victories. Some transformed star players like Crow, Hargett, Johnny Football and the Haskell Hurricane into legends. TexAgs continues its countdown of the 50 greatest with Nos. 20-16.
Linda's Story: Memories of motherhood & Texas A&M fandom
4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Linda never intended to become a rabid Texas A&M football fan, but really didn’t have a choice. She was a mother. When her second son began following the Aggies she did, too — with all her heart. Now, he reflects on her memory.
Texas A&M's 50 greatest football victories: Nos. 25-21
Through 121 seasons of Texas A&M football, the Aggies have posted 717 victories. Some transformed star players like Crow, Hargett, Johnny Football and the Haskell Hurricane into legends. TexAgs continues its countdown of the 50 greatest with Nos. 25-21.
Texas A&M's 50 greatest football victories: Nos. 30-26
Through 121 seasons of Texas A&M football, the Aggies have posted 717 victories. Some transformed star players like Crow, Hargett, Johnny Football and the Haskell Hurricane into legends. TexAgs continues its countdown of the 50 greatest with Nos. 30-26.
Texas A&M's 50 greatest football victories: Nos. 35-31
Through 121 seasons of Texas A&M football, the Aggies have posted 717 victories. Some transformed star players like Crow, Hargett, Johnny Football and the Haskell Hurricane into legends. TexAgs continues its countdown of the 50 greatest with Nos. 35-31.
Kevin Sumlin hints at 'top-level defense' during Houston appearance
In its first season under John Chavis, the Texas A&M defense made strides. But could it possibly make the leap to a top-15 unit this year? Speaking in front of the Touchdown Club of Houston on Wednesday, Kevin Sumlin was certainly a believer.
Top 15 Defense
9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M's 50 greatest football victories: Nos. 40-36
Through 121 seasons of Texas A&M football, the Aggies have posted 717 victories. Some transformed star players like Crow, Hargett, Johnny Football and the Haskell Hurricane into legends. TexAgs continues its countdown of the 50 greatest with Nos. 45-41.
Ring the Bell: On premature proclamations of A&M recruiting's death
Recently, one analyst supported the position that a "death knell" had sounded for Texas A&M's recruiting efforts — a curious position to take in May. Considering the facts at hand, it calls to mind another famous greatly exaggerated demise.
Sumlin at Houston Touchdown Club
10 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M's 50 greatest football victories: Nos. 45-41
Through 121 seasons of Texas A&M football, the Aggies have posted 717 victories. Some transformed star players like Crow, Hargett, Johnny Football and the Haskell Hurricane into legends. TexAgs continues its countdown of the 50 greatest with Nos. 45-41.
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