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 men's basketball looks to outperform preseason expectations
The Aggies are ranked 12th in the SEC in the latest preseason poll. Guards Admon Gilder and T.J. Starks think the team belongs much higher, and they will look to come out of the gates ready to play to prove it.
SEC Round-Up: Best and worst SEC performances thus far
With the midpoint of the season closing in, Olin Buchanan takes a look into some of the good and bad showings from both individuals and teams from around the SEC, including LSU's dominating performances and Braden Mann's record setting punting.
Front Table Faithful: Local Aggies build Beliucci Hour Lunch tradition
Every Tuesday and Thursday, a group of retired Aggies meet at The Tap about an hour before the show begins to ensure that they have a front row seat to watch the Beliucci Hour Lunch.
Around CFB: Real season begins after bye week for No. 17 Aggies
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies (5-2) are off to a solid start in Jimbo Fisher's first year in Aggieland, however, Fisher insists that the season begins after their bye week and is determined to have a strong finish. Plus, Olin's Heisman and playoff projections.
Despite bye week respite, Aggies are focused on improving for stretch run
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 2 days ago by Olin Buchanan
A&M earned another conference win on Saturday, outlasting the Gamecocks 26-23. Heading into the bye week, previous A&M teams have lost their edge. This year, the Aggies are determined to rewrite the script and prepare for upcoming Mississippi State.
Clutch when it counts, Aggies escape again with win over Gamecocks
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After leading 16-0 at halftime, the Aggies allowed the Gamecocks to score 16 unanswered points in the third quarter. Though the Aggies were able to leave Columbia with a win, Jimbo Fisher was adamant that this can't become a trend.
Post-Game Review: No. 22 Texas A&M 26, South Carolina 23
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 4 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The No. 22 Aggies ousted South Carolina in a tough SEC road game environment. The aerial attack stole the show for the Aggie offense as Kellen Mond finished with 353 yards and a touchdown.
No Nick Harvey
5 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Second nature: Can Texas A&M learn to thrive in season's second half?
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
After being known for starting strong and sliding in the second half of recent seasons, the Aggies are convinced that they have the ability to reverse that trend. The first step in that reversal will come on Saturday against the Gamecocks.
SEC Round-Up: Run game struggles pushing South Carolina towards mediocrity
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Gamecocks have struggled on both sides of the ball with the ground game. Head coach Will Muschamp faces a challenge to get his team up to par with the rest of the SEC or South Carolina may lose their bowl eligibility.
Braden Mann's booming punts garnering national attention
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Often punting is deemed an afterthought, or merely a sign of a poor offensive possession. However, A&M punter Braden Mann has changed that stigma for the Aggies as his booming punts have captivated the attention of his teammates.
Around CFB: Colorado stays undefeated but also untested
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Buffaloes are among a group of just eight Power 5 teams that remain undefeated, but are they merely the beneficiaries of a powder puff schedule? Olin Buchanan takes a look at the Buffs, updates his Heisman projections and more in this weeks Around CFB.
Press Row: Aggie writers discuss OT win against Kentucky, preview South Carolina
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by TexAgs
Week seven of Press Row recaps A&M's overtime victory over Kentucky at Kyle Field and looks ahead to Saturday in Columbia. This episode features Billy, Gabe and Olin as well as Robert Cessna and Travis Brown of the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
Fisher, Elko pleased with A&M's rush defense, ranked 4th in the nation
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 9 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Benny Snell was completely bottled up against a tenacious front seven for the Aggies. That success in the trenches has A&M ranked fourth nationally in rush defense. For Jimbo Fisher, the only surprise is how quickly this level of elite success has arrived.
Aggies play 'throwback' defense in stifling Snell, No. 13 Wildcats
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggie defense showed up to play against undefeated No. 13 Kentucky. Texas A&M held SEC leading rusher Benny Snell to just 60 yards on the ground and made crucial plays down the stretch to secure the win in College Station.
Post-Game Review: Texas A&M 20, No. 13 Kentucky 14
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 11 days ago by Olin Buchanan
A Wrecking Crew level effort from the Aggie defense led Texas A&M to a victory over Kentucky. The Maroon and White, now 4-2, toppled the undefeated Wildcats in overtime in an impressive performance at Kyle Field.
Aggies host No. 13 Kentucky in surprisingly tough matchup
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 13 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Though most fans chalked it up as an easy win entering the season, the Aggies will have their hands full against an undefeated No. 13 Kentucky side on Saturday night. The maroon and white will lean on their stout run defense to neutralize Kentucky's potent run game.
SEC Round-Up: UK no longer waiting for hoops, now competing at highest level
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The vibe around Lexington in October has often been "just wait until basketball season." This year, however, Mark Stoops has the Wildcats ranked No. 13 on the gridiron and poised for a run at the SEC East crown.
Stingy Aggie run defense faces tough test against Benny Snell, Kentucky
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The A&M run defense currently ranks sixth in the nation and has been stout even against some of the nation's most potent rushing attacks. The unit will face another big test Saturday as Benny Snell and company come to town.
Around CFB: Very little standing between Notre Dame and undefeated season
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 16 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Notre Dame irks so many because of its modest strength of schedule and the favoritism it receives from the media. But facts are facts and this undefeated Notre Dame team looks at another year at the top of the rankings. Plus Olin's Heisman and playoff projections.
 
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