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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Buddy Johnson selected in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Linebacker Buddy Johnson was selected in the fourth round, 140th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2021 NFL Draft. Johnson became the first Texas A&M linebacker selected since Sean Porter was taken in the fourth round of the 2013 draft.
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Pittsburgh Steelers take Dan Moore, Jr. in fourth round of 2021 NFL Draft
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
One of the tackles on Texas A&M's dominant offensive line in 2020, Dan Moore, Jr. was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Moore, Jr. made 37 starts during his time in Aggieland and enjoyed a much-improved senior campaign.
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Los Angeles Rams select Bobby Brown in the fourth round, 117th overall
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Another Texas A&M product is off the board as the Los Angeles Rams selected Bobby Brown with the 117th pick in the fourth round. Brown became the second Aggie selected in the 2021 NFL Draft after Kellen Mond was taken 66th.
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Quarterback Kellen Mond selected 66th overall by the Minnesota Vikings
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After three seasons as the starting quarterback at Texas A&M, Kellen Mond is headed to the NFL as the Minnesota Vikings selected him with the 66th pick in the third round. Mond became the first Aggie quarterback selected since Johnny Manziel in the 2014 NFL Draft.
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Leon O'Neal's growth a reminder that a winning culture is about more than talent
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
When news broke that a highly-rated member of A&M's most recent recruiting class is already in the transfer portal, enigmatic safety Leon O'Neal had some public thoughts on the matter. O'Neal's words are proof of his growth and of a raised standard in the A&M program.
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Senior wide receiver Camron Buckley to transfer from Texas A&M
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After fighting through adversity on multiple levels, senior wide receiver Camron Buckley will seek an option to continue his college career elsewhere. A likely starter coming out of camp in 2020, Buckley sustained a knee injury that cost him all of last season.
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Pleased with QBs, Fisher focused on improving around them after spring game
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Following Saturday's Maroon & White Game, Jimbo Fisher said the play of the QBs vying to replace Kellen Mond was the least of his concerns. The Aggie head man said he liked what he saw from his quarterbacks and indicated the supporting cast needs to get better.
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Despite its limits, Fisher values spring camp as a helpful lens for looking ahead
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M has journeyed through most of spring camp with notable limits at tight end and offensive line and without several impact freshman who will arrive this summer. Those limits are normal to Jimbo Fisher, who views spring practices as a foundation for fall camp.
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Bryce Foster could be an exception in an otherwise veteran A&M lineup
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Jimbo Fisher finally has a roster that is stacked with veterans at most positions, which means fewer freshmen are likely to start this season. However, mammoth o-line prospect Bryce Foster, who is wrecking shop in shot put and discus, may have something to say about that.
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Young quarterbacks still growing toward consistency, maturity Fisher demands
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 22 days ago by Olin Buchanan
A learning curve is to expected as three younger quarterbacks compete to replace Kellen Mond, who spent most of four years entrenched as the Aggie starter. Jimbo Fisher sees promise in each of the three but says they're still learning to do it all well consistently.
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Texas A&M's 2021 roster will feature a plethora of NFL-caliber players
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 22 days ago by Olin Buchanan
NFL Draft scout Matt Miller has seven Aggies ranked among his top-65 draft prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft. That might suggest that Texas A&M's loaded roster has the Maroon & White poised for great success on the gridiron in 2021.
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Fisher focused on intangibles, improvement ahead of Saturday's scrimmage
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 29 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Spring practice is now in full swing, and the Aggie football team is looking to make some strides ahead of the upcoming season. Before the spring's first scrimmage on Saturday, Jimbo Fisher relayed that he is eager to see how the team performs.
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A more explosive offense could launch A&M into championship contention
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 29 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M registered only 41 plays that covered 20 yards or more in 2020, the second-lowest mark among top-ten teams. However, if the Aggies can combine a rebuilt offensive line with more weapons, the Maroon & White could see their explosive play total double.
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Aggies eye defending champ Alabama in setting 2021 championship goals
With the 2021 CFB season closer than it seems, the Aggies are aiming to build on an Orange Bowl victory and take another step toward championships. In order to do that, Alabama must be defeated, and the Aggies are already looking forward to that matchup on October 9.
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Greed for Speed: Achane's success highlights A&M's love for speedsters
Devon Achane's early returns on the track are evident of Texas A&M football's obsession with adding pure SEC speed to the roster. It seems as if Jimbo Fisher doesn't just have a need for speed but rather a greed for speed.
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Pro Day leaves former A&M stars feeling confident ahead of Draft Day
Texas A&M's Pro Day offered a new venue for former Texas A&M stars to show professional scouts their skills and competitive edge. Bobby Brown, Kellen Mond and Buddy Johnson all look ready to join an NFL roster.
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Demas officially no longer suspended
1 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
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Trio of Aggie linemen prepared for next step, beginning with Pro Day
Texas A&M holds its Pro Day workouts on Tuesday, and among those participating will be Carson Green, Jared Hocker and Ryan McCollum. After anchoring the Aggies' dominant 2020 offensive line, the trio are excited about what the future holds.
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Aggies eager to return to practice field with spring football four days away
Texas A&M football will begin spring practice on Monday, March 29, and the Aggies are hoping to improve on a 10-1 season which culminated in an Orange Bowl championship. On Thursday, Jimbo Fisher said he's anxious to get back to work, building his 2021 team.
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GO Hour & McGee analyze top players on A&M's heading into 2021
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 1 mo ago by Gabe Bock
Playing off a column Olin Buchanan wrote earlier this week, former Texas A&M & NFL quarterback Stephen McGee joined the GO Hour to share his thoughts on Aggie football's top players heading into the 2021 season.
 
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