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Oklahoma football: Bronson Irwin explains why linemen don't wear sleeves

Irwin loves the cold. The mid-50 degree weather predicted for game day between Oklahoma and Notre Dame? Even better.
BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM Staff Writer skuzydym@opubco.com Published: October 26, 2012

/articleid/3722729/1/pictures/1867401">Photo - COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lane Johnson (69) and Bronson Irwin (68) stretch during spring football practice for the OU Sooners on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Monday, March 5, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lane Johnson (69) and Bronson Irwin (68) stretch during spring football practice for the OU Sooners on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Monday, March 5, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

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.


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