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.
No role too Small: Reliable kicking is vital to A&M's title chances
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
While offensive and defensive stars receive most of the glory, the kickers are oftentimes forgotten pieces of the puzzle. However, a strong and accurate kicker can make a world of difference, and Texas A&M hopes to be able to lean on Seth Small if need be.
Top to bottom: Ranking the 2020 Southeastern Conference secondaries
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Defending the potent passing games in the SEC is a crucial part of stacking wins, and replacing graduates and draft picks with players who will produce is key. As the 2020 season approaches, which secondaries project to be among the conference's best?
Counting on Experience: Mond gives Aggies an edge its 2020 foes don't have
22 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Quarterback is the most valuable position in football, and having one with experience gives a team like Texas A&M a great advantage. This is especially true as teams lost valuable spring practice time. Olin looks at the Aggies' 2020 opponents and how their QB rooms shape up.
Grandma knows: A&M pledge Deuce Fatheree was destined for big things
Football Recruiting ⋅ 25 days ago by Olin Buchanan
When Reuben Fatheree II was little - rather younger - his parents and grandmother knew he was destined to do big things. Now that Deuce is committed to Texas A&M, his family still expects him to put in the work needed to become great at the next level.
Josh Henson and the Aggies on the way to stockpiling elite O-Line talent
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 28 days ago by Olin Buchanan
With Reuben Fatheree becoming the third offensive lineman to join the Aggies' 2021 class, A&M is beginning to see an upswing in their recruiting on the offensive front. The trend must continue for the Ags to have the success they want in the SEC.
Top to bottom: Ranking the 2020 Southeastern Conference linebacker units
Texas A&M's wrecking crew defenses were rooted by strong linebacker groups, but the Aggies haven't had a standout group at the position in years. Could the A&M linebackers finally be close to taking that next step? Olin Buchanan projects where each linebacker corp in the SEC will fall in 2020.
Texas A&M University System to reopen campuses in the fall with modifications
1 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
The Texas A&M System Regents voted to open campuses in the fall, employing a mixture of face-to-face and online education. The campuses will continue to practice social distancing to ensure best practices are being followed to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Thoughts, Calculations and Observations: 100 days until start of 2020 season
Texas A&M remains hot on the recruiting trail with CB Deuce Harmon's recent commitment. The Aggies continue to compete against Alabama and other powerhouse programs for the country's best recruits.
Top to bottom: Ranking the 2020 Southeastern Conference defensive lines
Much like the offensive front, the defensive line play is particularly strong in the Southeastern Conference, but who will have the best defensive front in 2020? Olin Buchanan projects where each of the 14 defensive line units will fall during this upcoming season.
Top to bottom: Ranking the 2020 Southeastern Conference offensive lines
Games in the SEC are won in the trenches and without a functional offensive line, you're not going to be very competitive. Heading into the 2020 campaign, Olin Buchanan projects where each of the 14 offensive fronts falls in comparison with each other.
Bjork eyeing June 1 for potential reopening of Aggie athletic facilities
On Tuesday, Ross Bjork expressed optimism that the SEC would reopen its member universities' athletic facilities on June 1, preparing student-athletes for full seasons of fall sports later this year.
Top to bottom: Ranking the 2020 Southeastern Conference receiving corps
Putting together a strong receiving corps is a key component to finding success in the Southeastern Conference. With that in mind, which teams in the SEC will field the best group of wide-outs and tight ends in 2020?
Hot Air, Pests and Fatigue: 10 Reasons Texas A&M doesn't need to play Texas
Every summer, Texas officials and media members attempt to pressure or bait Texas A&M into renewing their football rivalry game. But the Aggies have plenty of reasons to focus on their future instead of the past.
Top to bottom: Ranking the 2020 Southeastern Conference running backs
Running the ball is crucial in a line of scrimmage league like the SEC, and having a star tailback can be a decisive factor as to whether a team sinks or swims. Among the projected starters heading into 2020, which running backs are the best in the league?
Fantasy Draft: Best TXHSFB players in the National Football League
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 1 mo ago by Gabe Bock
Currently, there are 139 players in the National Football League who played their college football in the Lone Star State. TexAgs senior recruiting analyst Jason Howell joined the GO Hour on TexAgs Radio to draft the best possible teams from the pool of Texas players.
Bjork, A&M officials remain encouraged by latest coronavirus statistics
As more and more SEC schools are putting plans in motion to resume their regular schedules in the fall, A&M athletic director Ross Bjork and other Aggie officials remain optimistic that activities will return to some level of normalcy in the fall, including football.
Top to bottom: Ranking the 2020 Southeastern Conference signal callers
Kellen Mond made a bold statement at SEC Media Days last year, claiming that he was the conference's best quarterback. That certainly was not the case in 2019, but Mond could actually be the league's top quarterback in 2020.
'Make this happen': Sharp wants A&M safely open, playing football in the fall
In a Thursday morning conference call, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp charged A&M system presidents with developing plans to safely reopen their campuses in the fall. His instructions included finding a way to play football that protects student-athletes.
Top five greatest or most memorable sacks
2 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
Draft Depletion: How the NFL Draft will impact Texas A&M's 2020 foes
Placing college players in the NFL is good in the long term but can also force teams to do some rebuilding. Olin Buchanan examines the rosters of each of Texas A&M's opponents next season to see how they sit following the NFL Draft.
 
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