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.
SEC Round-up: Aggies going Between the Hedges for first time since 1980
The Aggies head to Athens to take on the Bulldogs this weekend for the first time since losing to the Bulldogs in 1980. Herschel Walker led Georgia to an easy win, but Texas A&M looks to fare much better in the rematch Between the Hedges.
Unlikely hero Mark French provides punch Aggies need in 56-52 victory
Despite not knowing he'd be thrust into a starting spot until five minutes before tip, former walk-on guard Mark French helped guide the Aggies to a close win over Troy on Wednesday night. French's 12 points, including a couple of key plays, helped see the A&M victory.
Aggies have found treatment for common (football) season malady
Jalen Wydermyer and Ainias Smith, among others, have been extremely impactful for Texas A&M in 2019 despite being true freshmen. Perhaps the Aggies have found a successful way to circumvent the dreaded "Freshman Wall."
Bowl game inflation causing credibility problems around college football
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The number of bowl games in college football has steadily increased each decade. With 40 bowl games to fill teams with, it's getting harder and harder to find teams worthy of appearing - or that even meet the minimum requirements.
Shaped by experience, Aggies facing season's grueling end with confidence
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M suffered all three of its losses to top-10 teams, and they're about to face two more in Georgia and LSU. With a historically difficult schedule, the Aggies are finding an identity through the lessons they learned early in the season.
A&M utilizes 'old school' style to slow-roast South Carolina, 30-6
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Ball possession and stellar defense were stables of Texas A&M football teams in the 90s. That type of gameplay re-emerged on Saturday night as the Maroon & White dominated South Carolina, 30-6, to clinch a fourth straight win.
Texas A&M falters as turnovers plague the Ags against No. 8 Zags
Texas A&M was by no means expected to defeat No. 8 Gonzaga on Friday night. However, turnovers and mistakes coupled with solid defense from the Bulldogs lead to a rout of the Aggies on their home court.
Desperate & Dangerous: Gamecocks pose a greater threat than record suggests
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The South Carolina Gamecocks currently sit at four wins, and they'll be looking for an upset win over the Aggies at Kyle Field to maintain their shot at reaching a bowl game. Despite this, Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies aim to focus on controlling the game from the opening kick.
No. 8 Gonzaga a major hurdle - and opportunity - in A&M's race to maturity
Texas A&M basketball's premier non-conference home game is here as the No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs venture into Reed Arena on Friday night. Admon Gilder '19 will make his return to Aggieland as a graduate-transfer with the Zags.
SEC Round-Up: A&M's schedule a sign of the times as Aggies face a fourth freshman QB
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
South Carolina's Ryan Hilinski will be the fourth true freshman signal-caller to face Texas A&M in 2019, highlighting a growing trend of young players getting the keys to the kingdom. Of the four, Hilinski is the most dangerous passing threat the Aggies will have faced.
While Madubuike's NFL plans are unknown, his impact at A&M is clear
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
It still remains to be seen whether or not Justin Madubuike will declare for the NFL draft at season's end, and Saturday very well could be his final appearance at Kyle Field. Regardless if it's this year or next, Madubuike will make plenty of money at the professional level.
Minnesota's resumé could - maybe should - make Gophers golden
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Assuming Minnesota finishes the regular season undefeated but falls to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game, the Gophers would have the best one-loss resumé in the country. Would it be enough to get them in the playoff over the likes of Alabama, Oklahoma and others?
Press Row: Aggie beat writers look ahead to stretch run for Aggies
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by TexAgs
Week twelve of Press Row features Gabe, Olin, Travis Brown and Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle and Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle discussing the latest in A&M football as the team prepares to face South Carolina this weekend.
Josh Nebo sparks Aggies to 63-57 victory over Louisiana-Monroe
The Aggies were able to improve to 2-0 on the season with a win over Louisiana-Monroe at Reed Arena on Monday. Josh Nebo, who returned from a hamstring injury, gave the Aggies the energy they needed to overcome the Warhawks.
History, trends suggest Aggies may be saving the best for last
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Jimbo Fisher-led teams often improve as the season progresses. Texas A&M looks to continue that trend in 2019 as they close the season out with a home game against South Carolina followed by trips to Georgia and top-ranked LSU.
Aggies focused on fixing early errors as they host Louisiana-Monroe
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 10 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M is looking to start their season 2-0 as Louisiana-Monroe comes to Reed Arena on Monday night. While the Aggies must certainly gameplan for the Warhawks, A&M is more focused on fixing their own issues, most notably turnovers and rebounds.
Pick Six: TexAgs Radio crew tackles week eleven's slate against the spread
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Billy Liucci, The McKinney Bros., former Miss USA Kandace Matthews, and Rocco Robinson, offer their picks for week eleven's top games against the spread.
Progressive Panel: Liucci, OB, Leone offer thoughts on three big topics
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Billy Liucci, Olin Buchanan, and Brandon Leone joined to offer their thoughts on three Aggie Football topics pertaining to the stretch run of the 2019 season.
SEC Round-Up: Alabama needs Tua's toughness in potential shootout with LSU
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Last year, LSU QB Joe Burrow played through a painful shoulder injury in a loss to Alabama. The Tide will need their leader, Tua Tagovailoa, to overcome his own pain on Saturday in a game that has implications for the SEC, the CFP and the Heisman Trophy.
Flagg nets 22 as Aggies clinch first win of Williams era over NW State, 77-63
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Savion Flagg scored 22 points as the A&M basketball team defeated Northwestern State, 77-63, marking the first win of the Buzz Williams era at Texas A&M. The win came with its flaws as the Aggies committed 14 turnovers and kept the Demons hanging around.
 
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