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.
Reversing the Trend: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M & the NFL's top pick
Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett projects to be the No. 1 overall selection in the upcoming NFL Draft, an accomplishment no Aggie has been able to pull off, though there's ample evidence some A&M stars should have been given the honor.
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15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M offensive line attempting to remedy short-yardage woes
Texas A&M spent the back half of the 2016 season getting pushed around along the offensive line and struggling in short-yardage situations. One year later, the Aggies are trying to turn that trend around.
Young Aggie wideouts put forth encouraging spring showings
Texas A&M lost three of its four starting wide receivers to the NFL draft this offseason and needs to fill those spots with playmakers. Luckily, Texas A&M's freshman wide receivers have been putting on a show throughout spring camp.
A&M coach Kevin Sumlin discusses FNL, impact performers and more
Kevin Sumlin got a chance to speak to the local media for the first time since Texas A&M's Friday Night Lights event last Friday and took the opportunity to give a quick recap. Sumlin also spoke about the progress his team has made this spring.
Making the Grade: Ron Cooper educating, improving A&M secondary
Texas A&M defensive backs coach Ron Cooper brought a strong pedigree with him to College Station. By teaching his players to understand the game on a deeper level, he hopes to add the Aggie secondary to his long list of triumphs.
Texas A&M DB coach Ron Cooper on Aggie secondary, spring progress
Ron Cooper is one of the new faces in the A&M locker room this year, and he's attempting to instill confidence and aggressiveness in the Aggie defensive backs. Cooper talked about reuniting with John Chavis, young impact players and more after practice.
Remembering former A&M OL Chris "Dirty" Dausin
Texas A&M Football ∙ 19 days ago by Gabe Bock
During Monday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Billy Liucci and Olin Buchanan shared their favorite memories of former A&M offensive lineman Chris "Dirty" Dausin, who passed away late last week at the age of 47.
Quick thoughts on Friday Night Lights
Hard-hitting Justin Evans takes aim at fulfilling dreams, NFL Draft
As his dad looked on and waxed nostalgic, Texas A&M safety Justin Evans made his best impression on NFL scouts on Thursday. A physical, athletic defender, Evans is likely to be an early round pick in the upcoming professional draft.
Healthy stars, fresh faces prepped to invigorate Texas A&M defense
Though the Aggie defense has struggled in recent years, Texas A&M's spring practices show promise. Priest Willis is back from injury. Anthony Hines and Justin Madubuike appear to be as good as advertised. Can they help the Aggies field a solid unit?
Texas A&M OL Koda Martin hoping to continue legacy of excellence
At Texas A&M, the left tackle position has become synonymous with quality in recent years. Three Aggie LTs have been drafted in the first round of the NFL draft in the last four years. Koda Martin wants to uphold that standard as he steps into the role.
Aggies eager to force more returnable punts for elusive, elite Kirk
Texas A&M Special Teams Coach Jeff Banks says Christian Kirk, who has taken almost one in five returnable punts to paydirt, is the best returner he has coached. The trick is getting opposing punters to give Kirk a chance.
Though patient, A&M AD Scott Woodward embraces high expectations
Texas A&M Athletic Director Scott Woodward sat down with Olin Buchanan to discuss his perspective on the Aggies' big three men's programs. He offered insight on balancing expectations and patience in a program with A&M's natural strengths.
Position battles grow more intense for Aggies in the thick of spring ball
Though many starting jobs will be on the line well into fall camp, Coach Kevin Sumlin indicated Tuesday night that the competition for those slots is well underway. Rotations at wide receiver, offensive line and defensive back are all in flux.
2018 Sweet Sixteen well within reach for Williams, experienced Aggies
Despite a disappointing end to the basketball season, Texas A&M hoops fans have a reason to celebrate. The return of Robert Williams and a very talented core of experienced players means next year's squad will certainly have the look of a Tournament team.
Despite critics, Myles Garrett solid against run, should be No. 1 pick
Myles Garrett is almost universally considered the best option in the upcoming NFL Draft, but he has a few detractors, including TV personality Booger McFarland. Critics like Booger attack Garrett's run-stopping skills, but they haven't looked at the numbers.
Freshman phenom Robert Williams' decision looms large for Aggie hoops
Despite Texas A&M's disappointing season and early exit from the SEC Tournament, the future of Aggie basketball could be bright. Just how bright depends on whether Robert Williams is one-and-done or he returns for his sophomore season in Aggieland.
Aggie Men's Basketball shut out of National Invitation Tournament field
A year after winning the SEC men's basketball tournament and reaching the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, Texas A&M failed to qualify for postseason play, missing out on a bid to play in the consolation National Invitation Tournament.
Texas A&M blown out by Vanderbilt in SEC Tournament, 66-41
Texas A&M struggled offensively throughout the night against the Commodores, shooting just 33.3 percent from the field in Nashville. Vanderbilt pulled away in the second half and eliminated the Aggies from the conference tournament.
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