Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) says "We're back" after defeating Georgia 28-21 in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]


Here’s what Matthew McConaughey had to say about Texas QB Sam Ehlinger

The actor is still thrilled about Texas's win over Georgia

Posted January 25th, 2019


Matthew McConaughey had some good things to say about Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger on a recent episode of “The Rich Eisen Show.”

Ehlinger looked great, didn’t he?” McConaughey said, referring to Ehlinger’s performance against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. 

“He’s a kid who had to mature very quickly, beyond his years early,” he said. “In the first 10 seconds of meeting him, there’s a young man with a constitution, knows who he is, understands his history.”


McConaughey also had something to say about Ehlinger’s quiet post-touchdown confidence.

Texas head coach Tom Herman speaks with actor Matthew McConaughey before the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]
“And his confidence… After the four runs on the one-yard line … he comes up on the sideline and everyone’s ra-raing him, and he just kind of looks over his shoulder (and spits),” McConaughey said. “Like yes, that’s our quarterback right there.”

As UT’s new Minister of Culture, McConaughey also talked about some big ideas for the upcoming basketball arena, endorsed Bevo XV’s rushing the fence at the Sugar Bowl, and spoke highly of Coach Tom Herman.

View the full interview on “The Rich Eisen Show”‘s YouTube page.

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