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.
Around CFB: Analyzing the Top 10 resumes in college football
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 18 hrs ago by Olin Buchanan
We're two weeks away from the first College Football Playoff rankings when the top resumes in the country will be put under the microscope by the committee. Olin Buchanan delivers his list of the Top 10 resumes in college football to this point.
Press Row: Aggie beat writers explore key storylines following win over Ole Miss
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 23 hrs ago by TexAgs
Week nine of Press Row features Gabe, Olin, Travis Brown and Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle and Alex Miller of the Dallas Morning News discussing the Aggies' victory over Ole Miss in Oxford as well as their match-up with Mississippi State this weekend.
Limiting big plays on defense, correcting mistakes critical for Texas A&M
The Aggies escaped Oxford with a win over Ole Miss, but several big plays on the ground kept the Rebels in the game. With several prolific rushing teams still on the schedule, Texas A&M aims to improve their defensive awareness and eliminate breakdowns moving forward.
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Opportunistic plays on defense, special teams lead Aggies to win over Ole Miss
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies struggled to move the football for most of the night against Ole Miss, but big plays on defense and special teams kept the Rebels from pulling away. With the win, Texas A&M improves to 2-2 in SEC play.
Pick Six: TexAgs Radio crew tackles week eight's slate against the spread
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Billy Liucci, The McKinney Bros., former Miss USA Kandace Matthews, and Rocco Robinson, offer their picks for week eight's top games against the spread.
Texas A&M looks to capitalize on struggling Ole Miss secondary in Oxford
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M is coming off a loss to Alabama, and they're ready for a chance to even up their SEC record with a trip to Mississippi to take on the Rebels. The team is 3-1 in their last four games in Oxford, and the Aggies look poised to secure their second SEC win.
SEC Round-Up: Ole Miss hoping to find enough success rotating quarterbacks
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Matt Corral and John Rhys Plumlee have split snaps for Ole Miss in 2019, with Corral predominantly being a passer and Plumlee being a run threat. The Rebels are banking on this unorthodox approach to lead them back to a bowl game.
Freshman Jalen Wydermyer emerging as a big-play threat for the Aggies
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Freshman tight end Jalen Wydermyer hauled in a big touchdown grab for the Aggies in their loss to Alabama, and he's beginning to show his potential as a pass-catcher for Kellen Mond and the Aggie offense.
Confident Starks leads hopeful A&M team under new coaching regime
A lot of the weight for this upcoming falls on TJ Starks and Savion Flagg, two returners set to take flight in Buzz Williams' new positionless scheme. Despite all the offseason changes and Josh Nebo's absence, Starks is confident the Aggies have a successful season on the horizon.
Around CFB: Deciphering the believers and deceivers through seven weeks
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
A strong Week 7 slate of games has provided more clarity for college football fans trying to separate the contenders and pretenders. Olin Buchanan takes a look at the college football landscape including his Heisman and CFP projections.
Press Row: Aggie beat writers recap Alabama, preview Ole Miss
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by TexAgs
Week eight of Press Row features Gabe, Olin, Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle and Travis Brown and Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle discussing the Aggies' loss to No. 1 Alabama as well as previewing their trip to Ole Miss this weekend.
Jimbo Fisher, Aggies working to improve consistency following loss to Alabama
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies have started conference play just 1-2, but the team is avoiding discouragement as they move forward from their loss to Alabama. Fisher and the Aggies plan to continue to make strides as they turn their attention to Ole Miss.
Waddle, Alabama offense shine as Aggies cannot stop the Tide
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M lost a crucial recruiting battle with Alabama for Houston native Jaylen Waddle in the 2018 cycle. On Saturday, Waddle burned the Aggies and Alabama took advantage as they defeated A&M, 47-28.
Pass rush, effective ground game critical against top-ranked Alabama
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies, coming off a bye week, will look to show they've made big strides when they take on top-ranked Alabama at Kyle Field on Saturday. But Texas A&M has a long list of tasks to accomplish if they want a shot at an upset.
SEC Round-Up: Tide struggling to live up to fanbase's sky high expectations
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Tuscaloosa is home to many unsatisfied fans these days. Despite having the nation's top-ranked team, a subpar rushing attack and uncharacteristic defense have Alabama fans concerned the Tide may come up short in 2019.
Aggies need a masterpiece from Mike Elko against Alabama
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko has proven that he's among the best in the country, but the Agis will need a standout performance from his defense in order to down a top-ranked Alabama team on Saturday.
Around CFB: Strong Week 7 slate should provide more clarity, excitement
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After a lackluster first few weeks, big-time college football games finally return to the schedule this week with a handful of Top-25 matchups. Olin Buchanan takes a look at what we've learned through the first half of the season and this weekend's biggest contests.
Press Row: Aggie beat writers preview match-up with No. 1 Alabama
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by TexAgs
Week seven of Press Row features Gabe, Olin, Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle and Travis Brown and Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle discussing the Aggies' game against the top-ranked Crimson Tide at Kyle Field on Saturday.
Jimbo Fisher, Aggies honing the run game in preparation for Alabama
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The A&M rushing game has been disappointing to start off the season, and they have yet to rush for more than 100 yards against a Power 5 opponent. With the Tide looking dealing with injuries on defense, the Aggies look to show they've improved the ground game during the bye week.
Pick Six: TexAgs Radio crew tackles week six's slate against the spread
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 18 days ago by TexAgs Radio
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Billy Liucci, The McKinney Bros., former Miss USA Kandace Matthews and the 10-year old expert, Rocco Robinson, offer their picks for week six's top games against the spread.
 
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