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Matthew McConaughey gave the Texas Longhorns a hell of a pep talk before their opening game

Alright alright alright, Hook ‘Em.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Sep 5, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 2:29 am CDT

Texas pulled an upset victory over Notre Dame in a nail biter of a game that went into double overtime, but before the Longhorns went onto the field they received the pep talk of a lifetime from one of their own.

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Academy Award-winning actor and college professor Matthew McConaughey is a proud and loyal Texas alumnus, and in the past he’s taken the time out of his schedule to chat with the Longhorns at practice.

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That was a couple years ago, though. It’s a brand new season and the actor is needed more than ever by his school. As the Longhorns prepared to face a nationally ranked team in primetime, McConaughey once again put on a coach’s hat to pump them up for the game.

It was very McConaughey-esque, but the snippets we were shown on TV highlighted some excellent life advice, regardless of if you’re about to face a major opponent: being nervous before a big event is completely normal and to leave the field with no regrets.

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Considering the outcome, they did just that.

You know, if the whole acting thing doesn’t work out for him the Longhorns could probably hire him as a full-time pep coach.

H/T Sports Illustrated

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*First Published: Sep 5, 2016, 12:37 pm CDT