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All right, all right, all right: Matthew McConaughey gives ringing endorsement to new Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian

SHARE All right, all right, all right: Matthew McConaughey gives ringing endorsement to new Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian
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Actor Matthew McConaughey looks on from the Texas sideline during the second half of a college football game against Texas Tech, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Texas won 49-24.

Michael Thomas, Associated Press

New Texas head football coach Steve Sarkisian has a fan in perhaps the biggest Longhorns superfan.

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey — known at the Texas Minister of Culture, i.e. basically a hype man and ambassador for the program — shared his support for Sarkisian, the former BYU quarterback who was named Tom Herman’s successor on Saturday. 

“Congratulations and welcome to@UTAustin@CoachSark ... here’s to building and investing in a future of excellence, let’s rock,#hookem,” McConaughey wrote on Twitter.

Sarkisian has spent the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Alabama and will coach as the Crimson Tide face Ohio State for the national title next Monday. 

“Thank you!! Great to be part of Longhorn Nation! Time to go to work!#HookEm#AllGasNoBrakes,” Sarkisian responded to McConaughey on Twitter.

Sarkisian has previously been the head coach at Washington and USC, and served as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons for two seasons. On Tuesday, Horns247’s Chip Brown reported Sarkisian agreed to a six-year, $34.2 million contract with Texas.