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.
Reloaded A&M defensive front may mean even more heat for opposing QBs
In the elusive hunt for a rejuvenated Wrecking Crew, the Aggies have rebuilt the tradition of harassing the quarterback. Among the top five SEC teams in sacks the last five years, A&M will field a new-look defensive line in 2019 that could create an even fiercer pass rush.
SECMD19 Notebook: Malzahn unfazed, UK strong inside, Vaughn anchors Vandy
SEC Media Days 2019 hit the homestretch on Thursday as Auburn, Vanderbilt and Kentucky took their turns in the spotlight. Olin Buchanan takes a look at the most compelling storylines from the final day in Hoover.
SECMD19 Notebook: Storylines from Tide, Hogs, Bulldogs & Gamecocks
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
With four more teams taking center stage on day three of SEC Media Days, including the always crowd-pleasing appearance of Nick Saban, Olin Buchanan takes a look at the most important stories coming out of Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi State and South Carolina.
Texas A&M football becoming a source of consistent frustration for Arkansas
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies have won seven straight games against Arkansas, and the Razorback fanbase is becoming increasingly exasperated. But there seems to be little light at the end of the tunnel for the Hogs as A&M continues to reload under Jimbo Fisher.
Mond's ability to deliver on his confidence could drive A&M's fortunes
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
On Tuesday, Kellen Mond told some members of the media that he believes he is the best signal-caller in the Southeastern Conference. While there will be plenty of naysayers in Tuscaloosa and Athens, the Aggie quarterback's confidence could be just what the Aggies need.
SECMD19 Notebook: Most compelling stories from Ags, Dawgs, Vols and Rebs
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 days ago by Olin Buchanan
With four teams taking center stage on day two of SEC Media Days, plenty of interesting thoughts have come before the media in Hoover. Olin Buchanan takes a look at the most important storylines following Texas A&M, Georgia, Tennessee and Ole Miss.
SECMD19 Notebook: Impact QBs at Florida and Missouri
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Day one of the SEC Media Days in Hoover saw Florida, Missouri, and LSU take the podium. Olin Buchanan highlights the biggest stories from the day, including a pair of quarterbacks who are vital to their team's success in 2019.
Ed Orgeron, LSU Tigers excited for rematch with Texas A&M in November
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Neither Ed Orgeron or any of the Tiger football players formally acknowledged a rivalry between LSU and Texas A&M, but all indications are that they're eager for a chance at a rematch.
Crimson Tide seeking a tsunami of revenge after National Championship collapse
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After crumbling on the sport's biggest stage last season, Nick Saban is out for blood like never before. Led by one of the top quarterbacks in the nation in Tua Tagovailoa, the Crimson Tide is as talented as usual and hungrier than ever before to reclaim its spot at the top of college football.
Overcoming defensive issues key for South Carolina in 2019
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 17 days ago by Olin Buchanan
South Carolina's fanbase is growing restless with head coach Will Muschamp, but going into his third year in Columbia, Muschamp welcomes their anger. Should he not improve on his 2018 performance, he might find how angry they can get.
Fisher the wrong scapegoat for struggling Florida State program
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 22 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After a disastrous 5-7 season under new head coach Willie Taggart, Florida State is searching for answers. The easiest one seems to be blaming former head coach Jimbo Fisher, who won a national championship at the school, for all its troubles.
Former Texas A&M basketball coach Tony Barone dies at 72
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 23 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Tony Barone, Sr., who led the Aggie men's basketball program from 1991-1998, died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Popular with his players, Barone oversaw A&M hoops during a difficult period weighed down by NCAA sanctions from the previous staff.
Mississippi State hoping to overcome significant defensive departures in 2019
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 25 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Mississippi State had one of the best defenses in college football last season. After losing most of their starters, the Bulldogs have a lot of holes to fill if they want to continue their dominance on the defensive side of the ball in 2019.
A humble plea to Jimbo Fisher: Please bring Leon O'Neal to SEC Media Days
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 28 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Hearing the same clichés from coaches and athletes over and over can sometimes put a strain on the ears of fans and journalists. But Leon O'Neal could single-handedly change that at SEC Media Days if Jimbo Fisher will let him make the trip to Hoover next month.
LSU Tigers believe they can reestablish themselves as contenders in 2019
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 29 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Coming off a 10-win campaign in 2018 with one of the SEC's more experienced and reliable QBs, LSU is hoping 2019 is the year it finds its way back to college football's biggest stage. Head coach Ed Orgeron knows expectations are high in Death Valley with all the talent he has returning.
Clemson aims to knock off Alabama as nation's premier program in 2019
The Clemson Tigers could already be considered a dynasty. But they are not yet "the" dynasty in college football, a distinction that belongs to the Alabama Crimson Tide. However, if the Tigers are able to duplicate their 2018 national championship campaign, the tides may turn orange and purple.
Georgia ready to make postseason noise behind QB Jake Fromm in 2019
After questionable decision making and poor execution cost the Bulldogs an SEC Championship in the last two seasons, Georgia is ready for another chance to make some noise in the postseason in 2019 behind head coach Kirby Smart and QB Jake Fromm.
Pair of new coordinators ready to reverse Rebels' recent woes
Third-year head coach Matt Luke has two new coordinators in former head coaches Rich Rodriguez and Mike MacIntyre. After losing the SEC's leading passer in 2018, and the conference's best crop of receivers, the Rebs hope the new faces can lead them back to relevance.
Arkansas hoping for a big turnaround after disastrous 2018 season
The Arkansas Razorbacks one of their worst seasons in program history in 2018, and they'll be looking for a bounce back year under head coach Chad Morris. But it won't be easy for the Hogs after losing several key pieces.
Texas A&M's All-Time Depth Chart: Complete Roster
1 mo ago by Olin Buchanan
This is the time of year when Aggies begin to squint hard to see football season on the horizon. As we begin the slow ramp-up toward the 2019 campaign, TexAgs offers our All-Time Depth Chart, picking our Aggie football favorites over the decades at each position.
 
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