NORMAN — Bronson Irwin loves the cold. The mid-50 degree weather predicted for game day between Oklahoma and Notre Dame? Even better. The Sooners' right guard may be from Mustang, but he welcomed what fans and players were calling “Irish weather.”
That's beautiful. I wouldn't have it any other way. Anything over 65 or 70 is just too hot. The colder it gets, the better for me.
I like cool. I like cool and a little breeze. Works out fine for me.
I'd rather be cold than hot.
Linemen don't where sleeves.
It's kind of an understood thing. Even if it's cold, you don't wear sleeves.
I can't tell you the last time I wore sleeves. During a football game, if you're over 300 pounds you don't wear sleeves.
If you're thinking about being cold then you're thinking about the wrong things.
There's really no need for them. Once you get going your body heats up, it's not an issue anyway but we don't wear sleeves up front. Ever.
Coach Patton doesn't wear sleeves either. He's a tough guy from Ohio. … He's a firm believer in linemen don't wear sleeves.
You catch a freshman come in and he's got sleeves on, you go over there and rip them off or take his shirt and make sure he gets a different shirt and kind of bug him about it.
Most guys understand it once you're here for a while. When they first get here, though, sometimes you've got to let them know.
Linemen aren't really into superstitions as much.
We have our sheets that have our blocking assignments on it. I like to get into those before the game.
Linemen are creatures of habit. You just get into the same routines over and over and really take pride in those routines.
Every lineman's dream is to score a touchdown of some sort. The odds of that happening are just slim to none.
If an offensive lineman scores, then usually that means someone fumbled or something like that, so usually it's not the best situation. I think every lineman wants to — at least one time in their life — score a touchdown. I think it'd be pretty cool to do, especially here on a home game.