Texas has reportedly decided to fire coach Charlie Strong. Fox 7 in Austin undertook some intrepid journalism by seeking comment from a drink-toting and grizzled Matthew McConaughey. The Longhorns superfan offered a strong message of support for Strong.
“For his entire three years here, he’s had one goal in mind: What’s best for these young men,” he said. “That’s been his goal. And that’s the message that we’ll take forward, that’s the message that the whole university, and all our fans, and all the kids are going to take forward is that no doubt, for three years, he’s been about what’s best for these young men, and who they are in the rest of their life. That’s gonna be the legacy of Charlie Strong. And that’s a great thing — and that’s why we’re gonna go out and whoop TCU’s ass on Friday.”
But it’s not so much about the content of his statement as it is the remarkable talent McConaughey showed going from Local Man Visiting Convenience Store to Academy Award-Winning Actor in the Role of His Life. This is a man who could sell a ketchup-flavored popsicle to a woman in white gloves and get close to selling the plot of Fool’s Gold.
Charm really is a hell of a drug.