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.
New talent, position swaps could have some Aggie starters looking over their shoulders
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 11 hrs ago by Olin Buchanan
With an infusion of talent coming in from the Aggies heralded 2020 recruiting class and players switching positions, even some of the Aggies' top returners may find someone gaining on them when football practices resume later in the year.
Bjork, other decision-makers can learn from history to solve new challenges
Ross Bjork met with the media on Tuesday for his weekly teleconference, providing another update on Aggie sports in the wake of the coronavirus. While teams continue to make contingency plans, questions still loom regarding sports in 2020-2021.
10 for 10: Why the Aggies should aim for 10 wins, and how they can get there
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The Aggies appear to be set up for success in 2020 after returning several key pieces. Olin Buchanan examines the 2020 season and gives 10 reasons why the Aggies ought to be chasing 10 wins and a shot at the SEC West title.
Ross Bjork remains optimistic amid concerns about start of football season
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
With the coronavirus still being spread around the country, Ross Bjork answered concerns that football season may be postponed or canceled with optimism, noting that it's still too early to determine exactly what will happen in September.
Fulfilling Promises: Family motivates Akinola Ogunbiyi to maximize opportunities
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 8 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Akinola Ogunbiyi has dealt with a number of obstacles on his way to Texas A&M, including helping to support his mother after a stroke left her struggling to move the left half of her body. Ogunbiyi sees football as a means to secure a better life, both for himself and his family.
Smart Chibuzo headed to Aggieland with a head full of steam...and a headset?
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 12 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Despite outsizing his peers from an early age, A&M offensive line signee Smart Chibuzo didn't get serious about football until his junior year. Now physically dominant and brimming with confidence, he's ready to make his mark at Kyle Field.
Evaluate and adjust: A&M leadership already assessing losses, anticipating changes
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The economic and strategic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt around the world, and Texas A&M's athletic department is not immune. A&M AD Ross Bjork says he and other leaders are taking stock to discern what adjustments will be necessary for the program.
Craziest fan moment
14 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The ABCs of Texas A&M: An alphabetical look at the history of Aggie football
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
From E. King Gill to the Wrecking Crew to Johnny Manziel, Olin Buchanan takes a look at the history of Texas A&M football letter-by-letter, noting the players, moments and phrases that define the program.
Former Texas A&M basketball player David Edwards dies after battling COVID-19
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 15 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Charles Henderson, who was a teammate of David Edwards at Texas A&M in the 1990s, broke the news on social media Monday night that Edwards has died from coronavirus. Edwards played for the Aggies from 1991-1994 and is second all-time in assists at A&M
Offseason questions loom larger than ever for Aggies, 2020 opponents
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 18 days ago by Olin Buchanan
There's nothing novel about college football teams spending the spring trying to figure out how to address offseason changes, but the path to answers will certainly be different this year. Olin Buchanan looks at the questions Texas A&M and its opponents will try to answer despite the new challenges.
After abrupt end to year one, Buzz Williams looks forward to the future at A&M
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 21 days ago by Olin Buchanan
In November, Texas A&M was considered the worst Power 5 team in the entire country. However, the Aggies closed the season by winning five of the final seven games, giving them plenty to be encouraged by as they move forward in the Buzz Williams-era.
Sankey: SEC will prepare to begin the 2020 football season on schedule
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 21 days ago by Olin Buchanan
As all winter and spring sports have been canceled, Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey says he plans to begin the 2020 football season as planned. However, Sankey did acknowledge that the conference will adjust as necessary.
SEC announces cancellation of spring sports for the rest of 2019-2020
22 days ago by Olin Buchanan
On Tuesday, the SEC decided to change from postponement to cancellation for spring sports for the remainder of the year. The decision is due to the spread of COVID-19 and was made with the health and wellbeing of the SEC in mind.
For Dallas Walker IV and his father, Texas A&M is more than a destination
Football Recruiting ⋅ 22 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Dallas Walker III has spent a fair amount of time on the road between Fort Worth and middle Tennessee in recent years to see his son play football. The distance never diminished their bond, but they certainly don't mind that next year that trip will get a lot shorter.
Beliucci Hour Lunch (3/16)
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 22 days ago by Ryan Brauninger
Each Monday and Thursday, Billy Liucci, filled-in for on this episode by Olin Buchanan, and Ryan Brauninger share their thoughts and observations on Texas A&M athletics during The Beliucci Hour Lunch radio show, which airs from 12-1 p.m. at The Tap on 1150 AM and 102.7 FM in College Station.
New SEC rules delay spring football, confirm that uncertainty is the new reality
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 26 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Spring football drills in Aggieland were slated to begin in just a matter of days, but Friday's new SEC guidelines will delay drills until at least April 15. With more questions than answers, dealing with the unknown is the new reality of college athletics.
SEC, Texas A&M making tough decisions amid rapidly-changing coronavirus news
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 27 days ago by Olin Buchanan
The decisions to cancel the SEC Tournament and subsequently the other NCAA winter & spring championships developed rapidly. Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork offered some insight into the decision-making process and what may be next for Aggie athletics.
Aggies looking for third victory over Missouri in second round of SEC Tournament
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 27 days ago by Olin Buchanan
Texas A&M has already defeated the Missouri Tigers twice this season, once in Columbia and once in Aggieland. However, winning the third matchup against the Tigers - this time in Nashville at the SEC Tournament - is crucial for the Aggies and continuing their season.
More than mere spectators, A&M bench making an impact down the stretch
Texas A&M Basketball ⋅ 28 days ago by Olin Buchanan
In the background of Quenton Jackson's spectacular alley-oop against Arkansas, the Aggie bench created a highlight of their own as players fell on the floor as though slain in the spirit of Jackson's dunk. But the A&M bench also has become a key factor on the court in recent weeks.
 
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