Buchanan, Olin
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.
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Around CFB: BYU's soft schedule lands them at No. 14 in initial CFP ranking
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 11 hrs ago by Olin Buchanan
The College Football Playoff committee released their first rankings of the 2020 season, and the undefeated BYU Cougars landed at No. 14. While those in Provo cry out for more respect, a deeper look at their resumé suggests that the Cougars got what they deserved.
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No. 5 Texas A&M vs. LSU: Players to Watch
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 hrs ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M returns to action this weekend when the fifth-ranked Aggies host the LSU Tigers on Saturday night at Kyle Field. Ahead of the contest, Olin Buchanan identifies which players on both sidelines to keep an eye on.
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Texas A&M ranked No. 5 in initial College Football Playoff rankings
Despite not playing football the last two weeks, Texas A&M's record and head-to-head win over Florida have earned them the fifth spot in the initial College Football Playoff rankings.
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Press Row: Texas A&M beat writers look ahead to Aggies' contest with LSU
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 1 day ago by TexAgs
Gabe Bock and Olin Buchanan discuss the latest storylines and news surrounding Texas A&M football with Mike Lucas, Alex Miller and Travis Brown ahead of the Aggies' Saturday night showdown with LSU at Kyle Field.
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Rivalry or not, Aggies looking to LSU game as a must-win
Regardless if the Aggies and Tigers see each other as rivals, this weekend's contest between the two holds a ton of weight as Texas A&M could find their way into the College Football Playoff if they continue their winning ways.
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Aggies return from season interruption hoping to find their stride again
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M had won four games in a row and was rolling before positive COVID-19 cases forced a two-week shutdown. Now, as the Aggies return healthier than before, they'll be looking to pick up right where they left off.
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Pick Six: TexAgs crew tackles Week Nine in CFB against the spread
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Gabe Bock
There might not have been a Friday edition of TexAgs Radio this week, but that's not stopping our crew from making their college football picks against the spread for a half dozen of the top games in Week Nine.
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SEC Round-Up: LSU must upset Hogs to avoid record lows for defending champs
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
LSU is a far cry from the 2019 national champion Tigers that steamrolled their way to a title. This year, the Tigers are in danger of setting a record for the fewest wins following a championship and to avoid doing so, they must upset the... Arkansas Razorbacks.
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Around CFB: Perception of the Big Ten West division is changing
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Ohio State is the toast of the Big Ten and likely figures to win their fourth-consecutive conference title this season. However, the Buckeyes play in the Big Ten East, which is beginning to look like the weaker of the league's two divisions.
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Wins still matter: Aggies' CFP dreams rely solely on winning remaining games
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Media types seem to think Texas A&M's 41-38 win over Florida is irrelevant as the Gators continue to be ranked ahead of the Aggies. However, that shouldn't concern the Maroon & White because if A&M wins out, they'll likely find themselves in the playoff field.
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Despite second postponement, A&M on track to resume play on Nov. 28
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
While the Southeastern Conference announced that Texas A&M's upcoming contest with Ole Miss has been postponed, Jimbo Fisher indicated that all signs point towards the Aggies resuming next week vs. LSU.
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Texas A&M home game versus Ole Miss officially postponed
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
As expected, Texas A&M's game versus Ole Miss scheduled for November 21 has been postponed due to contact tracing implications after two A&M players tested positive for coronavirus last week. The SEC is looking into rescheduling options.
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Pick Six: TexAgs crew tackles Week Eight in CFB against the spread
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Billy Liucci, The McKinney Bros., former Miss USA Kandace Matthews, Rocco Robinson, and Anna Peterson picked six of CFB's top games this week against the spread.
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SEC Round-Up: Coaches could be saved by COVID-19 cost-cutting measures
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The coaching carousel could be less crowded at season's end as programs across the country look to save some money by not paying outrageous buy-outs. Four head coaches in the SEC could retain their jobs thanks to such cost-cutting measures.
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Press Row: A&M beat reporters cover storylines as COVID-19 interrupts season
13 days ago by TexAgs
Gabe Bock, Olin Buchanan, Robert Cessna, Brent Zwerneman and Justin Woodard explore the latest Aggie football storylines following a blowout of South Carolina and a COVID-19 interruption.
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TexAgs All-SEC team of the week: Week Seven
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Mike Huguenin
Mike Huguenin, Olin Buchanan and Cole Cubelic once again pooled their Southeastern Conference expertise as they put together this week's All-SEC Team of the Week following huge victories from Florida, Texas A&M and Arkansas.
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Around CFB: The thin case for Cincinnati, BYU and the College Football Playoff
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Cincinnati and BYU are both undefeated and ranked highly as the regular season begins to come to a close, but should the Bearcats and Cougars be considered for the four-team playoff? That question could boil down to whether or not either could beat the Florida Gators.
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2020 is like an 8-track tape: A&M's groove is paused, but it will return
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
2020 has been an unexpected roller-coaster for fifth-ranked Texas A&M. The Aggies were slow out of the gate, and just when they started to roll, a COVID-19 outbreak has hit the pause button. However, just like an 8-track, the Aggies' momentum will resume in short order.
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Texas A&M versus Tennessee postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
No. 5 Texas A&M's scheduled Saturday contest in Knoxville against Tennessee has been postponed as a result of positive COVID-19 tests and related quarantines within the A&M program. The game has been rescheduled to December 12.
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Aggies hope to prevent COVID spread, pause in-person activities
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After two individuals within the Texas A&M football program tested positive for COVID-19, the fifth-ranked Aggies were forced to cancel practice on Monday and pause any in-person activities going forward as they hope to halt a possible outbreak of the virus.
 
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