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.
Aggie Women's Hoops to lean on increased depth for production boost
The Texas A&M women's basketball team was incredibly thin last season, but after reeling in the nation's No. 2 recruiting class and strong transfers, the Aggies are hoping to have fresh legs late in the year and make a tournament run.
SEC Round-Up: A&M, Auburn, LSU battling to round out league's top tier
Alabama and Georgia are the class of the SEC, but which team comes in at No. 3 in the League of Champions? Texas A&M, Auburn and LSU will fight for the spot over the next two months. Olin Buchanan takes us around the conference.
SECMD17 Notebook: Talent influx to bolster league's tourney hopes
Over the last few years, the SEC hasn't gotten much national respect on the hardcourt, but that's set to change this season as highly-rated players and respected coaches take the conference by storm.
Texas A&M Hoops eyeing big year, tournament run with loaded roster
The Aggie basketball team disappointed last season but enters 2017 with a stacked roster, including two All-SEC selections in the front court. Now the pressure is on Billy Kennedy to get as much as he can out of his talented lineup.
A&M basketball picked 3rd in preseason poll, Williams/Davis All-SEC
3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Around CFB: Porous defense puts Texas' bowl eligibility in jeopardy
5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas hasn't been able to figure out how to defend the pass over the last few years, and the Longhorns' struggles have carried over into this year. Will the deficiency keep them from making a bowl game? Olin Buchanan takes a look around college football.
Tough Stuff: Aggies rally late for fourth quarter comeback over Florida
Nothing came easy for the Texas A&M Saturday night in The Swamp. But, the young Aggies persevered through adversity and are leaving Gainesville with a win. The win just might show that this A&M team is different.
Post-Game Review: Texas A&M 19, Florida 17
Texas A&M was in a four quarter SEC dog-fight with the Florida Gators on Saturday. Luckily, the A&M defense and kicker Daniel LaCamera came up huge in the biggest moments. Linebacker Tyrel Dodson sealed the victory late with an interception of Feleipe Franks.
Moore starting?
7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Aggies look to begin late-season push against vulnerable Florida squad
Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is intimidating, but a rash of injuries and suspensions has rendered the Gators ordinary. An improving Texas A&M squad enters The Swamp hoping to begin a late-season surge against a vulnerable Florida team.
SEC Round-Up: Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond climbing league totem pole
Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond was thrust into the spotlight against UCLA and has steadily improved each week. That's enough for him to be considered a top-tier quarterback in the SEC. Olin Buchanan takes a look at the conference.
Texas A&M looking to cap typical strong start with late-season success
Texas A&M has played reasonably well six games into the season and appears to be improving rapidly, but the Aggies have done this before. This year they'll need to avoid the all-too-common late-season collapse and carry their momentum into the back half of the year.
Sophomore Tyrel Dodson leading Aggie linebacking corps to new heights
Aggie fans have waited years for a game-changing talent at linebacker. With his electrifying performance against Alabama, Tyrel Dodson proved to be just that, and the rest of the Texas A&M linebacking corps is improving rapidly, too.
Around CFB: Iowa State trips up Oklahoma to claim Week Six crown
Iowa State pulled the upset of the year this weekend, traveling to Norman and beating No. 3 Oklahoma, 38-31. Olin Buchanan takes a look at the Cyclones and the rest of college football's sixth week.
Hungry Aggies dissatisfied after strong showing, narrow loss to Tide
Texas A&M played better than many expected in a close loss to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, but the Aggies aren't looking for a moral victory. However, if they stay hungry, the Ags can build on some positives.
Post-Game Review: No. 1 Alabama 27, Texas A&M 19
The Aggies led early, but the Crimson Tide proved too much to handle on Saturday night at Kyle Field in a 27-19 victory over Texas A&M. The Aggie defense and special teams kept A&M in the game with a strong second half performance.
Young Aggies must avoid mistakes as well as the Alabama mystique
The Aggies have a true freshman quarterback and other freshmen starting throughout the lineup. If Texas A&M wants to take down the Tide on Saturday, they must avoid the sticker shock of playing Alabama.
SEC Round-Up: LSU scrambling for answers after humiliating loss to Troy
LSU fans thought a 30-point loss to Mississippi State was bad, but last week's loss to Troy has them calling for coach Ed Orgeron's job. Heading into Gainesville, the Tigers are hoping to turn the season around. Olin Buchanan takes us around the SEC.
Stem the Tide: Aggie run defense faces greatest challenge in Alabama
Texas A&M is much-improved throughout the defensive front seven, but the Aggie defensive linemen and linebackers haven't taken on a rushing attack as potent as Alabama's this season. Can the Aggies find a way to stop the Tide in its tracks?
Sack Squad: Group effort has Aggies taking down QBs at surprising clip
After watching two exceptional pass-rushing ends selected high in the draft, including All American and top pick Myles Garrett, many wondered if the Aggies could get pressure on opposing quarterbacks in 2017. Five games and twenty sacks into the season, wonder no more.
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