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.
Smart Chibuzo headed to Aggieland with a head full of steam...and a headset?
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Despite outsizing his peers from an early age, A&M offensive line signee Smart Chibuzo didn't get serious about football until his junior year. Now physically dominant and brimming with confidence, he's ready to make his mark at Kyle Field.
Evaluate and adjust: A&M leadership already assessing losses, anticipating changes
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The economic and strategic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt around the world, and Texas A&M's athletic department is not immune. A&M AD Ross Bjork says he and other leaders are taking stock to discern what adjustments will be necessary for the program.
Craziest fan moment
5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The ABCs of Texas A&M: An alphabetical look at the history of Aggie football
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
From E. King Gill to the Wrecking Crew to Johnny Manziel, Olin Buchanan takes a look at the history of Texas A&M football letter-by-letter, noting the players, moments and phrases that define the program.
Former Texas A&M basketball player David Edwards dies after battling COVID-19
Charles Henderson, who was a teammate of David Edwards at Texas A&M in the 1990s, broke the news on social media Monday night that Edwards has died from coronavirus. Edwards played for the Aggies from 1991-1994 and is second all-time in assists at A&M
Offseason questions loom larger than ever for Aggies, 2020 opponents
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
There's nothing novel about college football teams spending the spring trying to figure out how to address offseason changes, but the path to answers will certainly be different this year. Olin Buchanan looks at the questions Texas A&M and its opponents will try to answer despite the new challenges.
After abrupt end to year one, Buzz Williams looks forward to the future at A&M
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
In November, Texas A&M was considered the worst Power 5 team in the entire country. However, the Aggies closed the season by winning five of the final seven games, giving them plenty to be encouraged by as they move forward in the Buzz Williams-era.
Sankey: SEC will prepare to begin the 2020 football season on schedule
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
As all winter and spring sports have been canceled, Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey says he plans to begin the 2020 football season as planned. However, Sankey did acknowledge that the conference will adjust as necessary.
SEC announces cancellation of spring sports for the rest of 2019-2020
13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
On Tuesday, the SEC decided to change from postponement to cancellation for spring sports for the remainder of the year. The decision is due to the spread of COVID-19 and was made with the health and wellbeing of the SEC in mind.
For Dallas Walker IV and his father, Texas A&M is more than a destination
Football Recruiting ⋅ 13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Dallas Walker III has spent a fair amount of time on the road between Fort Worth and middle Tennessee in recent years to see his son play football. The distance never diminished their bond, but they certainly don't mind that next year that trip will get a lot shorter.
Beliucci Hour Lunch (3/16)
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Ryan Brauninger
Each Monday and Thursday, Billy Liucci, filled-in for on this episode by Olin Buchanan, and Ryan Brauninger share their thoughts and observations on Texas A&M athletics during The Beliucci Hour Lunch radio show, which airs from 12-1 p.m. at The Tap on 1150 AM and 102.7 FM in College Station.
New SEC rules delay spring football, confirm that uncertainty is the new reality
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Spring football drills in Aggieland were slated to begin in just a matter of days, but Friday's new SEC guidelines will delay drills until at least April 15. With more questions than answers, dealing with the unknown is the new reality of college athletics.
SEC, Texas A&M making tough decisions amid rapidly-changing coronavirus news
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 18 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The decisions to cancel the SEC Tournament and subsequently the other NCAA winter & spring championships developed rapidly. Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork offered some insight into the decision-making process and what may be next for Aggie athletics.
Aggies looking for third victory over Missouri in second round of SEC Tournament
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 18 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M has already defeated the Missouri Tigers twice this season, once in Columbia and once in Aggieland. However, winning the third matchup against the Tigers - this time in Nashville at the SEC Tournament - is crucial for the Aggies and continuing their season.
More than mere spectators, A&M bench making an impact down the stretch
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 19 days ago by Olin Buchanan
In the background of Quenton Jackson's spectacular alley-oop against Arkansas, the Aggie bench created a highlight of their own as players fell on the floor as though slain in the spirit of Jackson's dunk. But the A&M bench also has become a key factor on the court in recent weeks.
SEC Tournament will test Aggies' intense identity and style of play
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 20 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Buzz Williams and Texas A&M have garnered a reputation as a squad that will use every last bit of energy to beat you, but how will that style fare when possible playing back-to-back-to-back games in the Southeastern Conference?
Texas A&M's Buzz Williams named SEC Coach of the Year by AP
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 20 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Under Buzz Williams' guidance, Texas A&M pieced together a 10-8 record in SEC play in 2019-2020 despite being underdogs in all but one conference game. The Aggies' improbable run resulted in Buzz being named the conference's Coach of the Year in his first year in Aggieland.
Surging Aggies roast Razorbacks in high-flying finish to regular season
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 23 days ago by Olin Buchanan
When Texas A&M opened SEC play in January with a loss at Arkansas, some wondered if the Aggies could win a single conference game. A&M put an exclamation point on their answer Saturday, earning a tenth league win as they handled Arkansas at home, 77-69.
Eager to finish strong versus Hogs, Aggies could be playing for NIT berth
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 24 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Two months ago no one imagined Texas A&M could reach a postseason tournament, but as the Aggies enter their regular-season finale, they're knocking on the door of the NIT. A win on Saturday might secure a postseason berth.
Aggies upset No. 17 Auburn in season's most impressive victory
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 26 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M came up with its biggest win so far in the 2019-2020 season with a road upset over Auburn on Wednesday. Led by Josh Nebo, the Aggies handed the Tigers their first home loss of the year.
 
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