At some point, Matthew McConaughey's acting went from alright (alright alright) to Oscar-caliber, and he's happy to share the secrets of his success with the football team at his alma mater, the University of Texas. Secrets like: Think about how good you are, and then be better than that.

Other important steps to finding the little McConaissance inside each one of us: "Ask yourself when you look in the mirror tonight, 'Why do I play this game?'" and remember that winning feels better than losing. Also, it helps to beat your chest and hum.

Mainlining the secret truths of the universe seems to have helped the Longhorns. When McConaughey showed up at practice, Texas was coming off a tough loss to UCLA. The team won its next game.