Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema flew to Minnesota with offensive linemen Frank Ragnow after his father's passing.
Say what you will about Bret Bielema. Love him. Hate him. He's a class act and he showed that once again this week. According to WholeHogSports, Bielema traveled to Minnesota with offensive lineman Frank Ragnow following the death of his father.
Ragnow's father, Jon, died of a heart attack following the Razorbacks' win over Alcorn State, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said. Bielema said he and his wife accompanied Frank Ragnow to Minnesota on Saturday night on a plane supplied by Arkansas businessman Warren Stephens.
Bielema commented on his philosophy regarding players.
"In recruiting I tell parents that I can't promise them playing time, can't promise them a degree. But I tell them all the time I will look after your son, and I mean it."
No. 16 Arkansas has a big date with No. 1 Alabama this weekend. As for whether or not Ragnow would play in the game, Bielema had this to say:
"I think he'll be back with us later in the week. He made that comment to me Saturday night as we sat in the basement of the facility, that he wanted to play."
Although Ragnow will miss some practice time this week, it looks as though he will be available Saturday night to take on the No. 1 team in the country, SEC foe Alabama.