Olin Buchanan
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.
Chief concern: Can Chavis overcome key losses to build a better defense?
Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis is entering his third season in Aggieland, and once again there are questions about whether his unit can be a force in the SEC. We know what Chavis can do with the right personnel, but does he have what he needs in 2017?
Same Song: Aggies deaf to Herman's plea to renew Texas rivalry
First-year Texas head coach Tom Herman spoke out at Big 12 Media Days, pushing for the renewal of the Texas A&M-Texas rivalry, but he doesn't get the point of the conflict. The Aggies don't need the game against the Longhorns, and they certainly don't want it.
Do-it-all WR Christian Kirk leaving indelible mark on Texas A&M
Christian Kirk has played a large part in nearly every Texas A&M victory over the past two seasons and figures to take on a larger role in 2017. The junior wide receiver is embracing his role as team leader and hopes to bring a championship to Aggieland.
Von Miller, Antonio Armstrong headline A&M Hall of Fame inductees
The Texas A&M Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced on Monday, listing six Aggie athletes that will be inducted this coming September. Fooball legends Von Miller and Antonio Armstrong headline the class, which also includes Danielle Adams, Jessica Beard, Eric Sehn and Jim Hacker.
Passing on Jarrett Stidham, Sumlin looks to bolster Texas A&M's future
Though Jarrett Stidham is an Auburn Tiger now, he could have been a Texas A&M Aggie. A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin had plenty of opportunities to land the five-star passer. Instead, he built for the future – and may earn larger rewards down the road.
SECMD17 Notebook: Aggie CB Nick Harvey may seek medical redshirt
Texas A&M cornerback Nick Harvey injured his knee during the spring and may seek a medical redshirt after summer surgery. That storyline and more fill out today's edition of Olin Buchanan's SEC Media Days 2017 Notebook.
Tired of recent routine, Aggies hope to turn corner in 2017
National – and local – perception is that Texas A&M has underachieved on the gridiron over the last few seasons. The Aggies know that, and they're attempting to do something about it. Entering this season with a new outlook, A&M hopes to break the trend and find success in the SEC.
SECMD17 Notebook: Mullen, Bulldogs reaching for new heights
On Day Two of SEC Media Days 2017, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen detailed his expectations for his program, and representatives from Florida, Vanderbilt and Georgia took the mic to expound upon the upcoming season. Check out all the news in today's SECMD17 Notebook.
MSU's Fitzgerald provides roadmap for fledgling A&M quarterbacks
Nick Fitzgerald was a total unknown at the beginning of last season before exploding for over 3,700 total yards. Finding themselves in much the same situation this year, Texas A&M's quarterbacks can follow the Bulldog starter's path to success.
SECMD17 Notebook: Orgeron's experience key to success at LSU
Ed Orgeron had a tough stint as head coach at Ole Miss but says that experience is helping him lead the Tigers this year. Olin Buchanan tracked that storyline and more through the first day of SEC Media Days.
Bielema, Razorbacks look to reverse recent fortunes, beat Texas A&M
The Bret Bielema era in Fayetteville started with fanfare, but the Hogs have struggled in his four seasons at the helm. Texas A&M has had a large part in those tribulations, and a win over the Aggies would go a long way towards righting the Razorback ship and securing Bielema's job.
Loaded with playmakers, Alabama Crimson Tide in position for title run
Nick Saban's 2016 Alabama squad came within one second of a national title and lost a ton of talent to the draft, but the Crimson Tide is simply reloading in 2017. With playmakers across the board, Bama looks ready for another title run.
Bulldogs to lean on Fitzgerald to lead MSU to greater heights in 2017
Mississippi State has top-flight talent at multiple positions and a bona fide playmaker at quarterback in Nick Fitzgerald, but there are glaring holes at receiver and in the secondary. Will the Bulldogs be able to weather a brutal SEC schedule and secure a winning record?
Orgeron's mission to restore LSU dominance starts with offensive overhaul
The Ed Orgeron era will begin in earnest at LSU this fall, and his biggest challenge will be to do what Les Miles could not: field an offense that is a consistent threat. Despite a typically strong defense and an elite talent at running back, the Tigers still lack a top end QB.
With Malik Zaire at QB, Gators hope to finally shake off post-Tebow lull
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In the first two years of head coach Jim McElwain's tenure in Gainsville, Florida has been sound at virtually every position except QB. Gators fans hope that Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire will change that, and if he does, Florida could be a force in the SEC.
Eager to escape offseason turmoil, Ole Miss ready to kick off 2017
Put simply, Ole Miss has had a terrible offseason. An NCAA investigation into illegal benefits and grade manipulations looms over the football program. So, the Rebels are eager to hit the field – regardless of the results that follow.
Loaded with experience and a new QB, Auburn aims to make a run
The Auburn Tigers finished 8-5 in 2016, but expectations on The Plains are high as a team that lost to three conference champions looks poised for significant improvement. A bevy of returning starters and some key additions could make the Tigers contenders.
Questions mounting for Bielema, Razorbacks entering rebuilding year
Bret Bielema's tenure at Arkansas has been marked by plenty of bluster and entertaining side plots, but the central story has been disappointing for Hog fans. We start our preview of A&M's 2017 SEC opponents with a look at the Razorbacks.
TCU extends purple reign, ends Texas A&M's season for third-straight year
In 2015 and 2016, the TCU Horned Frogs denied A&M trips to the CWS by defeating them in the Super Regionals. This year, however, they sent Aggie baseball packing from Omaha, ending Texas A&M's season with a, 4-1 defeat.
Texas A&M's season ends with World Series loss to Horned Frogs, 4-1
Aggie starter Stephen Kolek struggled, giving up four runs in his 2.2 innings of work on Tuesday as Texas A&M fell to the Horned Frogs in a College World Series elimination game. Kaylor Chafin was a bright spot for the Aggies in the loss.
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