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.
Seven Points: Aggies can better 2018 results by improving in key areas
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 22 hrs ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies are faced with a historically difficult schedule in 2019. Despite this, Olin Buchanan points out that they can do just as well (if not better) than last season's nine-win campaign if they improve upon seven critical areas.
Junior linebacker Braden White selected as the Aggies' next 12th Man
Replacing Cullen Gillaspia as the 12th Man is junior linebacker Braden White. White was a walk-on in 2016 and appeared in five games last season, and he will step into a much larger role as a leader in 2019.
High intensity weekend has more optimistic Fisher talking fast again
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M held a closed scrimmage on Sunday in which the Aggies got plenty of younger players action in key situations. While he admitted it wasn't perfect, Jimbo Fisher seemed pleased with the scrimmage as he continues to search for more consistency from his team.
Surprising but expected: Freshman Kenyon Green threatening to start
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After almost two weeks of fall practices, true freshman Kenyon Green could very well be starting on the offensive line when the Aggies open their season vs. Texas State. The only thing that would be surprising is how quickly Green will have earned the honor.
Fisher's high standards evident in refusal to continue subpar practice
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Jimbo Fisher has preached excellence and maximum effort at all times since arriving in Aggieland. On Thursday, he proved once again he means it when he shortened a practice that didn't meet his standards.
Beasts from the East: Aggies continue legacy of great players from East Texas
8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
College coaches have long understood that East Texas should not be overlooked in the search for big-time football talent. With the recent addition of Longview QB Haynes King, Texas A&M is continuing its tradition of plucking impact players from the region.
Cupp injury creates opportunity for other young Aggie tight ends
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Tight end Baylor Cupp had surgery on Tuesday morning after sustaining a left leg injury during practice. With Cupp out, other A&M tight ends will have the opportunity to make up for the loss.
Jashaun Corbin aims to dominate behind improved edge blocking in 2019
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Jashaun Corbin showed flashes of his abilities behind Trayveon Williams last season, and he's now in position to produce at a high level this season. With his speed and vision, Corbin could be one of the SEC's top rushers in 2019.
Even after uneven team practice, Fisher bullish on Jashaun Corbin
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Jimbo Fisher was not pleased after his team's first practice in pads, but he still raved about sophomore running back Jashaun Corbin in his post-practice press conference. The high praise for the young Corbin highlights how important he will be for Texas A&M's offense in 2019.
Fisher encouraged by progress of newcomers, linebacker development
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 18 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher was pleased with the effort shown by his team on Saturday in the Aggies' third fall practice of 2019, and he is beginning to see younger players step up and show they are ready to make an impact.
Strong in the middle: A&M quietly recruiting an elite group at guard
Football Recruiting ⋅ 20 days ago by Olin Buchanan
While recruiting elite receivers and big-name quarterbacks is more exciting for fans, assembling a strong interior line is key to the Aggies' future success. Less visible but just as important, A&M has a strong trio of guards committed in the 2020 class.
Opening fall practice leaves Fisher demanding more
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 20 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M is back on the practice field, but players won't be back on social media until the conclusion of fall practice. That's perhaps a good strategy for the Aggies because, at least on day one of practice, their head coach was not thrilled with their performance.
Reloaded A&M defensive front may mean even more heat for opposing QBs
In the elusive hunt for a rejuvenated Wrecking Crew, the Aggies have rebuilt the tradition of harassing the quarterback. Among the top five SEC teams in sacks the last five years, A&M will field a new-look defensive line in 2019 that could create an even fiercer pass rush.
SECMD19 Notebook: Malzahn unfazed, UK strong inside, Vaughn anchors Vandy
SEC Media Days 2019 hit the homestretch on Thursday as Auburn, Vanderbilt and Kentucky took their turns in the spotlight. Olin Buchanan takes a look at the most compelling storylines from the final day in Hoover.
SECMD19 Notebook: Storylines from Tide, Hogs, Bulldogs & Gamecocks
With four more teams taking center stage on day three of SEC Media Days, including the always crowd-pleasing appearance of Nick Saban, Olin Buchanan takes a look at the most important stories coming out of Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi State and South Carolina.
Texas A&M football becoming a source of consistent frustration for Arkansas
The Aggies have won seven straight games against Arkansas, and the Razorback fanbase is becoming increasingly exasperated. But there seems to be little light at the end of the tunnel for the Hogs as A&M continues to reload under Jimbo Fisher.
Mond's ability to deliver on his confidence could drive A&M's fortunes
On Tuesday, Kellen Mond told some members of the media that he believes he is the best signal-caller in the Southeastern Conference. While there will be plenty of naysayers in Tuscaloosa and Athens, the Aggie quarterback's confidence could be just what the Aggies need.
SECMD19 Notebook: Most compelling stories from Ags, Dawgs, Vols and Rebs
With four teams taking center stage on day two of SEC Media Days, plenty of interesting thoughts have come before the media in Hoover. Olin Buchanan takes a look at the most important storylines following Texas A&M, Georgia, Tennessee and Ole Miss.
SECMD19 Notebook: Impact QBs at Florida and Missouri
Day one of the SEC Media Days in Hoover saw Florida, Missouri, and LSU take the podium. Olin Buchanan highlights the biggest stories from the day, including a pair of quarterbacks who are vital to their team's success in 2019.
Ed Orgeron, LSU Tigers excited for rematch with Texas A&M in November
Neither Ed Orgeron or any of the Tiger football players formally acknowledged a rivalry between LSU and Texas A&M, but all indications are that they're eager for a chance at a rematch.
 
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