Report: Bret Bielema flew to Minnesota with OL Frank Ragnow after father's death
Bret Bielema said he promises the parents of potential recruits that he’ll look after their sons.
Arkansas’ coach lived up to the promise last Saturday.
According to a report from WholeHogSports, Bielema and his wife Jen accompanied junior offensive lineman Frank Ragnow on a flight home to Minnesota after his father died of a heart attack. Ragnow’s father died shortly after the Razorbacks beat Alcorn State 52-10.
“In recruiting I tell parents that I can’t promise them playing time, can’t promise them a degree,” Bielema said Monday during his weekly press conference, “but I tell them all the time I will look after your son, and I mean it.”
Ragnow will miss some practice time this week but is still expected to play in No. 16 Arkansas’ huge clash with No. 1 Alabama in Fayetteville on Saturday, Bielema said. Sophomore Zach Rogers will practice with the first team while Ragnow is away.