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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After three seasons, it's time for Aggies to fully trust Jimbo Fisher
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 22 hrs ago by Olin Buchanan
Historically, Texas A&M fans have had a hard time putting all their trust in their head football coach. However, after three seasons, current head ball coach Jimbo Fisher has proven that he is capable of success and has the mindset to get and keep the program at the top.
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Schlossnagle prepared for new challenge as he takes over in Aggieland
Texas A&M Baseball ⋅ 5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
In what Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork called a "no-brainer," new head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle has all the makings of a "home run" hire. Schlossnagle made it clear that he's up for the challenge and is looking to make strides for in Aggieland as soon as possible.
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Ire & Nice: GO Hour duo's run comes to an end as Gabe Bock departs radio
6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After eight years on the air together, the GO Hour's original duo will be splitting up as Gabe Bock steps away from TexAgs Radio. A pairing that seemingly went together like fire & ice (or ire & nice), Olin Buchanan shared his thoughts on his co-host's departure.
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Texas A&M hires Houston's Gerrod Chadwell as women's golf coach
Women's Golf ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Former University of Houston women's head golf coach Gerrod Chadwell has been named the new head coach at Texas A&M. Chadwell was named the AAC women’s golf coach of the year at Houston in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
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Despite All-SEC snubbing, DeMarvin Leal among league's best defensive linemen
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 19 days ago by Olin Buchanan
As a sophomore in 2020, DeMarvin Leal posted 37 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception, yet he was still not an All-SEC selection. Early 2022 mock drafts seem to suggest the league's voters got that wrong.
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Interesting development in Fayetteville
20 days ago by Olin Buchanan
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McGee & GO Hour discuss the best A&M, CFB players they saw in-person
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 27 days ago by Gabe Bock
Former Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee joined the GO Hour to discuss who are the greatest college football players he has ever seen in person, regardless if they wore Maroon & White or not.
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Why would it? Don't expect Sark's hiring to alter A&M's recruiting success
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 27 days ago by Olin Buchanan
This offseason, Texas hired the architect of Alabama's high-powered, national championship offense, but what does that mean for Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M on the recruiting front? Turns out, not much change should be expected as Steve Sarkisian takes over in Austin.
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Not for the timid: Jimbo Fisher uncompromising in his drive to beat the best
Jimbo Fisher's comments about Nick Saban have at least one talking head predicting a massacre when the Crimson Tide visit Kyle Field on Oct. 9. However, with the surplus of talent on Texas A&M's roster in 2021, it's more likely to be a hard-fought, close contest.
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Blessed with speed, A&M commit Isaiah Sategna aims to make the most of his gift
Aggie commit Isaiah Sategna's family has a long history of speed, a gift clearly passed down to the lightning-fast Fayetteville, Arkansas wide receiver. Even after an injury-altered junior track season Satenga is determined to come back better than ever.
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'I am coming home': David Nuño joins TexAgs as Director of Broadcast Media
1 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
When Gabe Bock decided to step out of his role at the helm of TexAgs Radio, there was one immediate target for his replacement: David Nuño. After 15 years in other media roles, Nuño will begin his tenure as TexAgs Director of Broadcast Media and host of TexAgs Radio on July 6.
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Buddy Johnson selected in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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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