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.
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.
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.