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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No. 7 Texas A&M prepared for another roller-coaster game in Arlington
Texas A&M and Arkansas have played each other at AT&T Stadium six times as members of the SEC. Five have been decided by a single touchdown, and three have gone to overtime. Another tightly contested matchup between the Ags and Hogs appears to be on deck.
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Pick Six: The TexAgs crew picks six games against the spread
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 hrs ago by David Nuño
Following Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, The Final Countdown crew picked games against the spread. Can Liucci beat Rocco? Steve beat Seth? Follow along all season long and offer your picks in the thread!
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SEC Round-Up: The Tide look vulnerable, but can anyone stop Saban?
After a hard-fought win at the Swamp over Florida, college football fans and media alike are keeping a close eye on the vulnerability of the Crimson Tide. While Saban and Co. don't look as dominant as last year's championship team, they still have all the tools capable to win the SEC.
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No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 16 Arkansas: Players to Watch
Texas A&M heads to Arlington this weekend for its SEC opener against the No. 16 Arkansas Razorbacks. Olin Buchanan offers a list of players to keep an eye on for both teams.
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Arkansas is no longer 'Our Kansas' but Aggies are still more talented
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Sam Pittman has resurrected an Arkansas program that had become bottom feeders in the Southeastern Conference. While the Razorbacks are no longer the league's Kansas, they'll still face a tough task when they face No. 7 Texas A&M in Arlington.
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Around CFB: Nebraska struggling to find reason to believe under Frost
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Much like the characters Bruce Springsteen wrote about for his 1982 album 'Nebraska,' Cornhuskers fans are short on hope these days. Olin Buchanan looks at Nebraska's struggles plus offers his Heisman thoughts, Playoff projections and best matchups this week.
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Correcting offensive line issues crucial for A&M's running game
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Although the Aggies are 3-0 and ranked seventh in the nation, their rushing attack has sputtered at times and against weaker opponents. On Monday, head coach Jimbo Fisher said the issues are easily identifiable and should be easy to correct.
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Learned, Loved, Loathed: Texas A&M 34, New Mexico 0
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M shut out New Mexico at Kyle Field on Saturday in an impressive defensive performance to remain undefeated in the 2021 season. Olin Buchanan discusses what he learned, loved and loathed from the Aggies' victory over the Lobos.
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Despite a shutout victory, Fisher not content with A&M's performance
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies dominated in a shutout win over New Mexico on Saturday, but that didn't stop head coach Jimbo Fisher from expressing his discontent. With SEC opponents looming, A&M will need to clean up some things in hopes of reaching expectations from fans.
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Playing smart football crucial for No. 7 Texas A&M against New Mexico
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
For Jimbo Fisher & Co., playing a mentally sound football game on Saturday night is equally important as dominating physically, and the Aggies will have to play smart to avoid an upset at the hands of Terry Wilson and the New Mexico Lobos.
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The Afterparty: The TexAgs crew picks six games against the spread
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by David Nuño
Following Friday's edition of TexAgs Radio, The Final Countdown crew stuck around to pick games against the spread. Can Liucci beat Rocco? Steve beat Seth? Follow along all season long and offer your picks in the thread!
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SEC Round-Up: Piling up points, is Auburn a freight train or a fraud?
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Olin Buchanan takes his weekly look around the Southeastern Conference, taking note of who's hot, who's not, who to watch and more. This week he takes a closer look at the Auburn Tigers, who have started hot but still have plenty to prove under Bryan Harsin.
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No. 7 Texas A&M vs. New Mexico: Players to Watch
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
As the Aggies return to Kyle Field with a new face running the offense against New Mexico, Olin Buchanan identifies the players to keep an eye on for both teams.
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An elixir to ease that post-Colorado panic: Defense (still) wins championships
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M struggled on offense against Colorado, a development that has many Aggies already postponing their championship aspirations. But history offers reason for hope, particularly given the presence of a smothering Maroon & White defense.
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Around CFB: USC kicks off coaching carousel in search for elusive return to glory
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Following a beatdown by unranked Stanford on their home field, USC decided it was time to end things with head coach Clay Helton. Olin Buchanan discusses the start of the coaching carousel, updated Heisman odds, this week's best matchups and much more.
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Zach Calzada takes over for injured King, strong special teams & more
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 10 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M emerged from Denver with a 2-0 record but with a significant loss as Haynes King suffered a broken right tibia. With Zach Calzada taking over under center, the Aggies look to refocus as New Mexico ventures to College Station this weekend.
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Haynes King to miss significant time after suffering broken tibia vs. Colorado
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Second-year freshman quarterback Haynes King suffered a broken right tibia of Texas A&M's sixth offensive play of the game against Colorado on Saturday. Head coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed on Monday that King underwent successful surgery.
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Learned, Loved, Loathed: Texas A&M 10, Colorado 7
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
While Texas A&M's 10-7 victory over Colorado certainly wasn't pretty, this was still plenty to love from a win in Denver. Olin Buchanan discusses what he learned, loved and loathed from the Aggies' trip to the Mile High City.
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No. 5 A&M combines late magic with defensive dominance to survive in Denver
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Trailing 7-3 late, No. 5 Texas A&M turned to Zach Calzada for a late score, and the inexperienced QB delivered to help the Aggies overcome an upset-minded Colorado team, 10-7, as the offense did just enough to uphold a stellar defensive performance.
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Aggies aim to validate ranking, reverse losing streak in Centennial State
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M has lost their last three football games in Colorado, faltering to the Buffaloes in Boulder in 2001, 2005 and 2009. As the series shifts to Denver, the Aggies are focused on ending that bad run in the Centennial State as well as validating a high ranking.
 
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