The University of Texas Longhorns had an interested spectator at football practice this week - actor Matthew McConaughey.

The star of "A Time to Kill" wore a No. 8 Texas jersey as he watched the Longhorns run through workouts Thursday.McConaughey, a Texas alumnus, also gave the team a pep talk. Texas could use the help. The Longhorns are 2-2 this season.

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