October 2, 2014 4:44 PM EDT

Matthew McConaughey is a well-established master of speeches, both on-screen and off, so when he shows up to address his alma mater’s football team, greatness is to be expected. The Oscar-winning actor visited the University of Texas last week and immediately attempted to downplay his speech-related intentions, then ended up delivering a five-minute opus anyway — complete with that chest-bumping bit made famous in The Wolf of Wall Street that he does before scenes to rid himself of nervousness. McConaughey also revealed that his favorite movie that he’s ever worked on was Mud, which, though a little off the beaten path, makes sense because Mud was awesome.

Oh, and then Texas thumped Kansas 23-0. McConaughey’s special powers must be real.

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