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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With bye week on-deck, No. 17 Aggies dominate South Carolina, 44-14
Winners of three-straight, No. 17 Texas A&M will head into the bye week happy as the Aggies dominated South Carolina, 44-14, on Saturday night at Kyle Field. Following losses to Arkansas and Mississippi State, the Aggies have turned it around as the stretch run is next.
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Rejuvenated Aggies can't afford to overlook Shane Beamer's Gamecocks
Texas A&M has made an incredible turnaround this season and still has a shot at an SEC West title. The Aggies will need to win out, and South Carolina is the next obstacle in the way as Shane Beamer's Gamecocks travel to Kyle Field on Saturday.
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Pick Six: The TexAgs crew picks six games against the spread
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 1 day ago by David Nuño
Following Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, The Final Countdown crew picked games against the spread. Can Liucci beat Rocco? Steve beat Seth? Follow along all season long and offer your picks in the thread!
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SEC Round-Up: Can Tennessee reignite the 'Third Saturday in October' rivalry?
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Many historic rivalries in college football have been one-sided as of late, and this includes the 'Third Saturday in October' rivalry between Tennessee and Alabama. The Tide have won 14 straight, and it will take a lot from Josh Heupel and the Vols to make it competitive this year.
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Players to Watch: No. 17 Texas A&M vs. South Carolina
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies return home on Saturday for another cross-divisional SEC contest after knocking off Missouri on the road. Olin Buchanan highlights several players on each roster who will be key to the outcome at Kyle Field.
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Strong running game precursor to Aggies possibly running the table
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
With Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane running behind an offensive front that continues to emerge, the Aggies have found their footing in the rushing attack. Should the Maroon & White continue to run well, they could run all the way to a New Year's Six game or beyond.
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Around CFB: Coaching casualties already piling up at season's midpoint
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
As the CFB season reaches its halfway point, three Power Five coaches have already been fired. While this seems like a lot at this point, especially considering the unique season, many more high-profile coaches could be on the chopping block soon as well.
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'I love being here': Jimbo Fisher emphatically quells LSU rumor
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
LSU's Ed Orgeron will be out of a job at the end of the season, and rumors surrounding who will be the next coach in Baton Rouge have already started. With his name being floated as a possible replacement, Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher emphatically put the speculation to rest.
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Learned, Loved, Loathed: Texas A&M 35, Missouri 14
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M improved to 5-2 on the season and 2-2 in the SEC on Saturday with a relatively comfortable road win over Missouri. Following the game, Olin Buchanan shares what he learned, loved and loathed from the Aggies' win over the Tigers.
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No post-Bama hangover for Aggies in 35-14 road victory over Missouri
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Many were worried the Aggies would come out flat just a week after upsetting the No. 1 team in the country, but Jimbo Fisher's squad answered those concerns, taking down Missouri in Columbia in a solid effort, 35-14.
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Texas A&M hoping to avoid hangover game with Missouri on Saturday
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
If Texas A&M walks into Columbia's Faurot Field expecting an easy victory on Saturday morning, Eli Drinkwitz, Connor Bazelak & Co. could pull off the upset. Jimbo Fisher had challenged the Aggies to forget last week's win over Alabama and focus on the Missouri Tigers.
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SEC Round-Up: Grudge match teed up as Kiffin returns to Knoxville
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Years after leaving Tennessee as the ultimate villain, Lane Kiffin will once again be a head coach in Neyland Stadium, this time trying to settle an old score from the visitor's sideline.
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No. 21 Texas A&M at Missouri: Players to Watch
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Following the historic win over top-ranked Alabama, Texas A&M will test its focus on the road against the Missouri Tigers. Olin Buchanan identifies the players to keep an eye on for both teams.
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Up to the SECond College Football Show: Episode 7
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 10 days ago by David Nuño
In Up to the SECond, David Nuño breaks down the biggest storylines from across the country as college football enters Week Seven. Joining the seventh episode are Ross Dellenger, Nick Roush, Dean Legge, Olin Buchanan, Tony Tsoukalas and Tera Talmadge.
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Following upset over Alabama, A&M tasked with focusing on Missouri
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Olin Buchanan
As a program, Texas A&M has steadily moved towards contending with Alabama in the SEC West, but the Aggies stumbled with two unforeseen losses. Back on track after taking down the Tide, A&M must refocus to ensure a scuffling Missouri team doesn't pull an upset.
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Around CFB: A weird college football season gets weirder
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Not since 2007 have college football fans seen this much chaos only halfway through a season. Olin Buchanan tracks the madness and speculates about what it could mean for the playoff, plus he adds his Heisman thoughts and games to watch for the week.
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Pleased with progress, Fisher refuses to let Aggies dwell on Alabama win
12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Jimbo Fisher had plenty of praise to offer his team two days after they knocked off the top-ranked Crimson Tide, but the Texas A&M head coach insisted it's time to move on and focus on the next game on the Aggies' schedule: Missouri on Saturday.
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Learned, Loved, Loathed: Texas A&M 41, Alabama 38
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M and Alabama played an incredible football game under the lights at Kyle Field with the Aggies prevailing on Saturday night, 41-38. Olin Buchanan shares what he learned, loved and loathed from the Aggies' historic victory over the Tide.
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Legendary showing by Calzada leads Aggies to upset of top-ranked Tide, 41-38
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
In guiding the Aggies to a 41-38 upset victory over No. 1 Alabama on Saturday night at Kyle Field, quarterback Zach Calzada has etched his name in Texas A&M lore alongside the likes of Reggie McNeal and Johnny Manziel.
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To have a chance against the Tide, Ags must limit mistakes, exhume confidence
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Coming off of consecutive losses, Texas A&M faces a tall task this weekend against the top-ranked Crimson Tide at Kyle Field. In order to have a fighting chance, Jimbo Fisher & Co. know they need to limit mistakes to a minimum and have maximum confidence in themselves.
 
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