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.
Texas A&M OL Koda Martin hoping to continue legacy of excellence
At Texas A&M, the left tackle position has become synonymous with quality in recent years. Three Aggie LTs have been drafted in the first round of the NFL draft in the last four years. Koda Martin wants to uphold that standard as he steps into the role.
Aggies eager to force more returnable punts for elusive, elite Kirk
Texas A&M Special Teams Coach Jeff Banks says Christian Kirk, who has taken almost one in five returnable punts to paydirt, is the best returner he has coached. The trick is getting opposing punters to give Kirk a chance.
Though patient, A&M AD Scott Woodward embraces high expectations
Texas A&M Athletic Director Scott Woodward sat down with Olin Buchanan to discuss his perspective on the Aggies' big three men's programs. He offered insight on balancing expectations and patience in a program with A&M's natural strengths.
Position battles grow more intense for Aggies in the thick of spring ball
Though many starting jobs will be on the line well into fall camp, Coach Kevin Sumlin indicated Tuesday night that the competition for those slots is well underway. Rotations at wide receiver, offensive line and defensive back are all in flux.
2018 Sweet Sixteen well within reach for Williams, experienced Aggies
Despite a disappointing end to the basketball season, Texas A&M hoops fans have a reason to celebrate. The return of Robert Williams and a very talented core of experienced players means next year's squad will certainly have the look of a Tournament team.
Despite critics, Myles Garrett solid against run, should be No. 1 pick
Myles Garrett is almost universally considered the best option in the upcoming NFL Draft, but he has a few detractors, including TV personality Booger McFarland. Critics like Booger attack Garrett's run-stopping skills, but they haven't looked at the numbers.
Freshman phenom Robert Williams' decision looms large for Aggie hoops
Despite Texas A&M's disappointing season and early exit from the SEC Tournament, the future of Aggie basketball could be bright. Just how bright depends on whether Robert Williams is one-and-done or he returns for his sophomore season in Aggieland.
Aggie Men's Basketball shut out of National Invitation Tournament field
A year after winning the SEC men's basketball tournament and reaching the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, Texas A&M failed to qualify for postseason play, missing out on a bid to play in the consolation National Invitation Tournament.
Texas A&M blown out by Vanderbilt in SEC Tournament, 66-41
Texas A&M struggled offensively throughout the night against the Commodores, shooting just 33.3 percent from the field in Nashville. Vanderbilt pulled away in the second half and eliminated the Aggies from the conference tournament.
Revolving Doors: Christian Kirk's potential and the A&M QB carousel
After two seasons, Christian Kirk is already one of the most productive wide receivers in Texas A&M history, but would he be even more successful with a steady counterpart at quarterback? Once again, the Aggies have a new gunslinger for Kirk to work with.
Now or never: Aggies must conjure March magic with SEC Tournament run
When Texas A&M takes the court against Vanderbilt in their SEC Tournament opener on Thursday, they won't just be looking to avenge two regular season losses, they'll be looking to start a miracle run into March Madness.
Back from injury, senior safety Armani Watts ready to shine for Aggies
A torn hamstring ended Armani Watts' 2016 campaign prematurely, and the standout Aggie safety has been working to get back on the field ever since. Finally healthy, Watts is focusing on becoming a weapon for the A&M secondary.
Aggies surge early to challenge No. 9 Kentucky, fade in 71-63 loss
So much of Texas A&M's basketball season has been marked by missed opportunities, and the final game of the regular season held form. The Aggies had the #9 Wildcats down 19-4 early but watched the lead - and the game - slip away.
S&C coach Mark Hocke bringing new mentality to Aggie Football
Texas A&M's last three football seasons have been marred by late-season collapses. Kevin Sumlin brought in S&C coach Mark Hocke to change that trend. To accomplish the task, Hocke is changing the way the Aggies think and work.
Spring ball snippets - Day #2
25 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Robert Williams' future undecided as Kentucky comes to Reed Arena
Aggie forward Robert Williams has had a phenomenal freshman year – so phenomenal that he may jump to the NBA after just one collegiate season. Can fan support convince him to stick around for another year when the Ags take on the Wilcats on Saturday?
Taking the Reins: Aggies enter spring camp in search of new starters
With the departure of a host of stars to the NFL Draft and graduation, Texas A&M Football needs some less-experienced players to come into their own in 2017. That process started today, as the Aggies opened spring camp.
Trocha-Morelos leads Aggies to 60-43 road win over Missouri
Tonny Trocha-Morelos poured in a career-high 17 points and JC Hampton added 13 as Texas A&M handled the Missouri Tigers 60-43 on Tuesday night. It was just the third conference road victory for the Aggies on the season.
Aggies cannot afford to overlook improving Missouri team
With two games left on the SEC slate, Coach Billy Kennedy and his Texas A&M squad know that they can't afford to lose another game. Tuesday's trip to Missouri could prove more challenging than the Tigers' record suggests.
Texas A&M escapes low-scoring affair with Alabama, 56-53
Texas A&M needed a win over the Crimson Tide to keep its postseason hopes alive and got won on Saturday night with a win over Alabama. Tonny Trocha-Morelos came up with a block with 1.3 seconds left to preserve the win.
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