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Matthew McConaughey says hair in new movie is inspired by WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen

Before all other descriptors, Matthew McConaughey is a college football fan first. I'm pretty confident on this.

The actor and/or living testament to the power of a laid-back Southern drawl is a diehard supporter of the Texas Longhorns. But as he recently admitted, McConaughey channeled another team's head coach to play a role in his latest movie, "Gold."

McConaughey told the Austin American-Statesman's Joe Gross about his character Kenny Wells -- an American precious metals prospector who discovers a fortune in the Indonesian jungle.

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The "Dazed and Confused" and "Wolf of Wall Street" star said he based Kenny's hair -- a startlingly thinned-out, horseshoe of a 'do -- on Dana Holgorsen, the head football coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers.

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"My dad was always around a a lot of guys who looked like Kenny ... they were great consumers of life -- whatever they could eat, drink, smoke, kiss and slobber on, they did it," McConaughey said.

"But you know where it really came from? I haven't told anyone else this. I went to the hair lady, said, 'It's this guy's hair,' and handed her a picture of Dana Holgorsen."

The tale of the tape confirms this comparison:

"Gold" drops in theaters on Jan. 27. Hopefully it was worth the, uh, aesthetic choices!

Dan is on Twitter. It'd be a lot cooler if you did tell Holgorsen.