Matthew McConaughey pays a visit to Texas football practice

AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 15: Matthew McConaughey speaks to the crowd during the 4th annual Mack, Jack
AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 15: Matthew McConaughey speaks to the crowd during the 4th annual Mack, Jack /

Actor Matthew McConaughey visited a Texas Longhorns football practice on Wednesday before the team opens the season Sunday against Notre Dame.

“Alright, alright, alriiiiiiight. Now listen here boys, you’re gonna go out there and just beat up on those gold-helmet fools.”

Matthew McConaughey definitely didn’t actually say that, but it’s along the lines of what I imagine he would. On Wednesday, he paid a visit to the Texas Longhorns’ practice and spoke a bit with the team:

McConaughey graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Radio-Television-Film (that worked out) and is a constant supporter of the Longhorns. This isn’t the first time he’s made it to a Longhorns practice as he also visited the team in 2014. He had a pretty rousing pump-up speech which you can see here.

He’s one of the cooler alums you could have from your school and no doubt offered words of wisdom to the team ahead of their opening tilt against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

The Longhorns took on Notre Dame last year in their season opener and it wasn’t pretty, as the Irish defeated Texas, 38-3. This year’s matchup may prove to be similarly difficult for the Longhorns as Notre Dame comes into the season ranked tenth in the nation.

Making things a little more difficult is the fact that head coach Charlie Strong has yet to announce a starting quarterback for the game. Just a few days ago it was reported that it will be either freshman Shane Buechele or senior Tyrone Swoopes. Strong, however, has promised that both quarterbacks will play in the game.

Hopefully for Texas’ sake, McConaughey had a valuable lesson to instill in the Longhorns as they go for the upset on Sunday. If the upset does happen, Strong may have no choice but to bring McConaughey on as a special assistant.