Matthew McConaughey — dressed down in a T-shirt, hat on backward and looking like he might be prepping for his next role as a Wise Man in a Christmas pageant — had a few off-the-cuff and wise words to say about Charlie Strong on Monday night when a Fox7 Austin reporter stopped him in downtown Austin.
This was the scene:
Fox7’s Ashley Paredez [creeping]: I’m sorry to be a creeper.
McConaughey [continues to walk]: You are a creeper.
Paredez: We’re doing a story about the Longhorns, and I thought you’d be perfect to comment about the whole thing with Charlie Strong right now. I know a lot of people love him and what he’s done to rebuild the program. What do you think?
McConaughey [looks away thoughtfully, then speaks]: For his entire three years here, he’s had one goal in mind: What’s best for these young men. [Nods head slowly for effect.] 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. 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 going to be the legacy of Charlie Strong, and that’s a great thing. And that’s why we’re gonna go out and whup TCU’s ass Friday. [Prolongs pronunciation of “ass” for effect. Nods assuredly. Exits.]
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