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Video: Lou Holtz Pulled The Ripped Newspaper Trick On The Texas Football Team

Lou Holtz on the field before a game.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10: ESPN reporter Lou Holtz looks on during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game between the Oregon Ducks and the Auburn Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Texas head coach Charlie Strong served as an defensive assistant for Lou Holtz - both at Notre Dame and later at South Carolina. This week, Holtz stopped by Austin, Texas, to help out Strong and his staff ahead of the 2015 season. Holtz gave an inspiring speech to the team, and focused on what it takes to win a national championship. He also showed that he's rather gifted when it comes to magic.

Around the 3:30 mark in the below video, Holtz pulls the famed ripped newspaper magic trick on the squad. He actually does a really solid job, and the players are clearly impressed.

Holtz certainly has his detractors, but it's pretty cool that he's willing to help out former staff members. If you're looking to wow a crowd and learn the trick yourself, here's a decent walkthrough.