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.
SEC Round-Up: Rising Mississippi State faces second test in Georgia
Mississippi State demolished LSU last week but must get up for another big test on Saturday. It will have a chance to validate its strength against a Georgia squad that boasts a strong defense. Olin Buchanan takes a look around the Southeastern Conference.
Snatching Defeat: Razorbacks likely to beat themselves in Arlington
Some say Texas A&M needs to defeat Arkansas to keep its season alive, but if history is any guide, the Razorbacks are likely to hand the Aggies a victory on Saturday. They've made a habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in Arlington.
Texas A&M offensive line hoping to settle lineup woes versus Arkansas
Texas A&M has played three games in 2017 but hasn't yet figured out its best lineup along the offensive front. The Aggies will go with another change against the Razorbacks on Saturday, hoping to find the right mix.
Around CFB: LSU proves fool's gold in Starkville beatdown
LSU was highly-ranked to start the year, and a dominant win over BYU lead many to proclaim the Tigers SEC contenders. After a shellacking in Mississippi, the shine has come off the Bayou Bengals. Olin Buchanan runs down college football's third week.
Freshmen impress, offensive line still a point of concern in A&M victory
Kellen Mond and other Texas A&M freshmen impressed in Saturday's, 45-21 victory over Louisiana at Kyle Field. But shuffling continued along the offensive line, raising the question if the Aggies are ready for the SEC gauntlet ahead.
Post-Game Review: Texas A&M 45, Louisiana 21
Texas A&M got off to a slow start on Saturday morning against the Ragin' Cajuns, trailing at half 21-14. But a strong second half by the offense led to 31 unanswered points and a victory. The Aggie defense forced five turnovers on the day.
Aggies' search for stability continues against explosive Ragin' Cajuns
Texas A&M may be without key players on offense this weekend against Louisiana. While the offense tries to find its identity, the Aggie defense will have to deal with a powerful, high-flying Rajin' Cajun offense.
SEC Round-Up: Coaches sweating as pressure to perform builds
Every school in the Southeastern Conference strives for excellence on the football field. When a program doesn't get elite results, it's common to see a coach lose his job. Olin Buchanan looks at the SEC coaches feeling the heat to perform.
Texas A&M linebacker Tyrel Dodson filling voids on defense, in hearts
Aggie Tyrel Dodson figures to be one of the most successful linebackers to grace the program in years, but he was making an impact well before coming to College Station. The Franklin, Tennessee, native has a heart for those with special needs and still makes an effort to spend time with his friends.
Pocket Change: Hoping for cohesion, Aggies shake up offensive line
The Texas A&M offensive line disappointed on all fronts against Nicholls State, leaving the coaching staff looking for answers. This week, they'll shake up the lineup again in hopes that a strong, cohesive unit will emerge.
Tyrel Dodson
9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Debate with Texas fan
10 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Around CFB: Big 12 makes statement with Week Two victories
The much-maligned Big 12 conference has received warranted criticism in recent seasons, but the league made a statement in Week Two, posting multiple note-worthy wins. Olin Buchanan runs down the conference's resurgence in more in his weekly wrap-up.
After volatile week, Aggies earn much-needed victory over NSU
Jake Hubenak came off the bench to help get the Texas A&M offense going against Nicholls State, and the Aggies were able to hold on for a victory in their home opener. After a tough week, that's all the Maroon and White could ask for.
Post-Game Review: Texas A&M 24, Nicholls State 14
Texas A&M scored two first-quarter touchdowns against the Colonels, but the Aggie offense sputtered for much of Saturday's 24-14 victory over Nicholls State. Kendall Bussey provided a spark off the bench to help A&M secure the win.
Texas A&M looks to establish new frame of mind against Nicholls State
Following last week's second-half collapse in the season-opener against UCLA, the Aggies return home to Kyle Field for a game with FCS opponent Nicholls State. As conference play approaches, Kevin Sumlin still has questions to be answered.
SEC Round-Up: Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham faces first test in Clemson
The SEC looked strong in Week One, but some teams have yet to face a true challenge. That'll change for Auburn this week as the Tigers and new QB Jarrett Stidham match up with defending national champion Clemson.
Bygones: Aggies seek absolution for stunning setback in Pasadena
Texas A&M's catastrophic loss in the Rose Bowl was inexplicable, but was it unforgivable? Can the Aggies do anything this year to appease frustrated fans? Olin Buchanan takes a hard look at the question inside.
Play clock
16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Dealing with key injuries, Aggies putting deflating loss in rear view
Texas A&M fans may be frustrated by the loss to the Bruins, but according to coach Kevin Sumlin, the Aggie team and coaching staff are even more pained by the stunning defeat. Now, the Maroon and White must move on to Nicholls State.
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