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.
Aggies dispatch Lamar with No. 8 Auburn, other major tests looming
Running back Isaiah Spiller shined as the Aggies cruised to a 62-3 rout of Lamar on Saturday night, and there were other encouraging signs. There were also some questions that remained unanswered as A&M heads into a grueling SEC schedule.
Aggies focused on correcting mistakes against Lamar
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The No. 16 Texas A&M football team is eager to get back in the win column after a loss to the Clemson Tigers. In a game in which the Aggies are expected to dominate, look for the team to try to clean up their play on both sides of the ball.
SEC Round-Up: Early returns on A&M defense bode well for SEC play
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Despite a good defensive showing by Texas A&M, top-ranked Clemson proved to be too much as the Tigers handed the Aggies a 24-10 loss in Death Valley on Saturday. Jimbo Fisher's team is now tasked with preparing for what's next.
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Mond makes no excuses for team's offensive struggles against Clemson
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies struggled on the offensive side of the ball against the Tigers last Saturday. With much of the criticism focused on the A&M quarterback, Mond was quick to accept responisibilty despite multiple dropped passes and an effective Clemson rush.
Around CFB: Several second-year coaches flooded with criticism, losses
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Second-year coaches at major programs like Florida State, Tennessee and UCLA are up to their ears after disappointing starts in 2019. Olin takes a look at the common themes among them plus surveys the Heisman and playoff fields after two weeks of college football.
Aggie running backs ready to step up following injury to Jashaun Corbin
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies suffered a difficult loss after Jimbo Fisher revealed that starting running back Jashaun Corbin would miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. But Fisher is confident the rest of the RB corps is ready to perform at a high level.
Aggie offense stumbles in disappointing showing against No. 1 Clemson
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Kellen Mond and the Texas A&M offense failed to perform up to standard in their loss against Clemson at Death Valley, and while the defense performed well enough to win, costly penalties gave the Tigers better opportunities to score.
Post Game Review: No. 1 Clemson 24, No. 12 Texas A&M 10
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggie offense struggled for much of the day as the top-ranked Tigers took down Texas A&M, 24-10, in Death Valley. The Aggies will now shift their attention to Lamar as they return back to College Station.
'Smart, tough, aggressive': Mond's performance again key against Clemson
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies will square off against the top-ranked team in the country on Saturday afternoon for a rematch with the Clemson Tigers. If Texas A&M wants to pull of an upset, QB Kellen Mond will have to play his best football.
Pick Six: TexAgs Radio crew tackles week two's slate against the spread
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Billy Liucci, The McKinney Bros., former Miss USA Kandace Matthews and the 10-year old expert, Rocco Robinson, offer their picks for week two's top games against the spread.
SEC Round-Up: Texas A&M's mountain to climb against Clemson
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Clemson Tigers are the reigning national champions. En route to the title, they downed Texas A&M in a nail-biting 28-26 contest in which the Aggies gave the Tigers all they could handle. Now, the upset-minded Aggies will try once more to reach the summit.
Eight reasons Texas A&M can emerge from Death Valley victorious
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Confident, battle-tested and prepared, the Texas A&M football team is traveling to Clemson ready to take on the nation's top-ranked team. The Aggies will have to play their best football if they want to upset the Tigers and end their 11-game win streak.
Around CFB: Week one reactions will be tested by week two realites
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Some surprising results in week one had many making typical premature declarations about which teams are done, which conferences are overrated, and so forth. As the dust settles, week two offers some more telling contests that should quell any early overreactions.
Press Row: Aggie beat writers preview matchup against No. 1 Clemson
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by TexAgs
Week two of Press Row features Gabe, Olin, Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, Robert Cessna of the Bryan-College Station Eagle and Alex Miller of the Dallas Morning News giving their takes on the Aggies' daunting matchup against Clemson.
Exuding confidence: Aggies undaunted by rematch with No. 1 Clemson
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
When offensive lineman Jared Hocker boldly predicted Texas A&M would upset top-ranked Clemson, it was the loudest and most confident claim an Aggie had made during the team's media availability. But he wasn't the only Aggie who articulated high expectations Monday.
SEC Round-up: Season predictions and a glance at opening weekend
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
With the 2019 season kicked off around the SEC, Olin Buchanan takes a dive into what to expect around the conference throughout the season with a list of predictions of things to keep an eye on.
Pick Six: TA Radio picks week one college football slate against the spread
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Gabe Bock
During Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, Billy Liucci and Olin Buchanan joined in-studio as the crew kicked off the 2019 Pick 'Em contest by picking six of the biggest games in college football during week one.
Greedy Aggie secondary a hopeful sign with No. 1 Clemson on tap
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Texas A&M defense nearly matched its 2018 interception total in the first game of the 2019 season, picking off four passes. Alongside a sharp Kellen Mond, a ball-hawking secondary was an encouraging sign as the Aggies prepare to visit Clemson.
Aggies focused on self-imposed high standard in opener vs. Texas State
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Olin Buchanan
With the reigning national champions looming in week two, Texas A&M's opener with Texas State could be viewed as a tune-up for Clemson. Jimbo Fisher and his squad insist their focus and intensity won't suffer against the Bobcats.
Around CFB: Trio of well-known QBs should lead the 2019 Heisman race
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Olin Buchanan is back with his weekly rundown of the national college football scene. TexAgs' Heisman voter starts 2019 looking at three familiar quarterbacks who should make strong cases for college football's top individual prize.
 
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