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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A&M President and AD Bjork address Aggies' commitment to SEC
On Saturday, Texas A&M leadership reaffirmed that the Aggies are still committed to the Southeastern Conference, despite some reports of the contrary as Oklahoma and Texas are looking like future additions to the league.
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SECMD21 Notebook: Thursday highlights from Mizzou, Arkansas & Auburn
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Missouri, Arkansas and Auburn were on tap Thursday at SEC Media Days 2021, and Olin Buchanan recaps the biggest storylines from all three schools' head coaches and player representatives.
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Close the blinds: Texas, OU apparently coveting their neighbors' home
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After years of insisting the Big 12 is as strong as its neighbor to the east, news broke on Wednesday that Oklahoma and Texas are inquiring about joining the SEC. Olin Buchanan writes that while the deal makes sense for the Horns and Sooners, the SEC may be more skeptical.
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SECMD21 Notebook: Wednesday highlights from Aggies, Tide, Vandy & State
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State were center stage Wednesday at SEC Media Days 2021, and Olin Buchanan recaps the biggest storylines from all four schools' head coaches and player representatives.
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SEC coaches' formula for title teams bodes well for dynamic A&M squad
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Coaches at Tuesday's SEC Media Days, including Georgia's Kirby Smart and Tennessee's Josh Heupel, described a recipe for winning championships that requires dynamic play at skill positions, a reality that should encourage A&M fans headed into 2021.
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SECMD21 Notebook: Tuesday highlights from Dawgs, Vols, Cats & Rebs
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Georgia, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Kentucky were on tap Tuesday at SEC Media Days 2021, and Olin Buchanan recaps the biggest storylines from all four schools' head coaches and player representatives.
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A&M's rise just one of a number of obstacles looming for Orgeron, LSU
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After winning the National Championship in 2019 with what many consider to be the best team of all time, LSU finished 2020 with a disappointing 5-5 record. Head coach Ed Orgeron knows there's work to do and is confident the Tigers can rebound in 2021.
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SECMD21 Notebook: Storylines from Gators, Tigers & Gamecocks
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Florida, LSU and South Carolina kicked off SEC Media Days 2021 on Monday and there was plenty of news surrounding these three programs. Olin Buchanan recaps the biggest storylines from Day 1 in Hoover.
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Reliable QB play key to anticipated year-two bump for Bulldogs under Leach
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After posting four wins in Mike Leach's first season in Starkville, the Mississippi State Bulldogs should be better in 2021. But if Will Rogers cannot improve upon his freshman campaign, the Bulldogs could be in trouble as solid quarterback play is vital for Leach's offense.
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Dramatic defensive improvements vital for Missouri, Drinkwitz in 2021
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Quarterback Connor Bazelak returns to lead a re-tooled Missouri offense in 2021, but the concerns surrounding the Tigers fall largely on the defense. For Eli Drinkwitz and Mizzou to contend in the SEC East, they'll need much better defensive play and then some.
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GO Hour & McGee discuss Jimbo's current place in the head coach hierarchy
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by David Nuño
For some unknown reason, national pundits aren't giving Jimbo Fisher the respect he deserves when discussing the top coaches currently in college football. Former Texas A&M QB Stephen McGee joined the GO Hour to explain how that discussion affects Fisher and his program.
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New Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer faces significant rebuild in Columbia
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
South Carolina fired Will Muschamp after the first seven games a year ago as the Gamecocks ultimately finished 2020 with a 2-8 record. As the Shane Beamer era begins in Columbia, the first-time head coach better be prepared for a significant rebuild.
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After a mediocre 2020, Orgeron aims to right the ship quickly at LSU
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Ed Orgeron seemed to have the Tiger(s) by the tail after leading LSU to a national title two seasons ago. Then 2020 brought a .500 season, a result which the fifth-year head coach needs to prove is an anomaly.
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Even with significant losses, Tide again reloading rather than rebuilding
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Nick Saban and Alabama captured the program's 18th national title last season, and the Crimson Tide already have their sights set on No. 19. However, with nine players headed to the NFL, there are more question marks than usual in Tuscaloosa heading into the fall.
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Auburn looking for new direction, new results under Bryan Harsin
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Auburn parted ways with Gus Malzahn after the 2020 season and hired Bryan Harsin, whose resume mirrors Malzahn's in many ways. Harsin takes the reins hoping to prove he's capable of differentiating himself from his predecessor sooner rather than later.
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Rebels' success will hinge on improved defense in Kiffin's second year
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Ole Miss' offense returns eight players from one of the Southeastern Conference's most potent offensive units, but the Rebels also have 10 returnees from a porous defense. Success in Lane Kiffin's second year will directly correlate with how improved the Rebs defense is.
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With 19 starters returning, Arkansas is aiming to rebound in 2021
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Arkansas Razorbacks have had a rough stretch in recent history and finished 2020 with a 3-7 record. However, second-year coach Sam Pittman returns 19 starters and will aim to leverage that experience to spark a turnaround in 2021.
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Schlossnagle confident new Aggie Baseball staff is the 'best of the best'
Texas A&M Baseball ⋅ 24 days ago by Olin Buchanan
New Texas A&M head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle said assembling the right staff was his top priority after he was hired early in June. As he introduced his top three assistants Wednesday, he said the process fell just as he wanted.
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10 reasons why Texas A&M football can win a title in the next three years
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 25 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After a 9-1 season and Orange Bowl victory, many Aggies are wondering if the Texas A&M football program can finally tip the scales and do what it takes to win a national championship. Here are 10 reasons why the Maroon & White could win a title in the next three years.
 
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