Matthew McConaughey is the one man who can change Texas' early season woes ... so says ESPN host Chris Fowler who tells TMZ Sports Matt's Knute Rockne antics could save the Longhorns.
Chris was in Nashville when our camera guy asked what he thought about the Oscar winning actor digging into his "Wolf of Wall Street" bag of tricks to hype up the UT football team at a recent practice.
Peep the clip -- Fowler, who's seen it all on the college football gridiron doesn't hold back in telling us his opinion of McConaughey's motivational adventure.
Here's a hint ... He thinks its Alright, Alright Alright ... We had to.