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SEC Media Days: Bielema Talks Butt Dials, RBs, and Fatherhood

Some of the most notable things from the Hogs at SEC Media Days

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We learn a lot of things from conference media days. Most of them aren’t that important, like learning Frank Ragnow doesn’t watch Game Of Thrones. Or that Bret Bielema accidentally butt-dialed SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey after his daughter’s birth.

Somethings are mildly interesting and get us thinking about the impact it could have on the season as a whole. Let’s take a look at a brief list of things that fall into that category.

Bielema had an interesting idea for the Battle Line Rivalry. Hold an all-star game between the two state’s high-school teams. It seems like a cool way to let some competition between the two players grow organically even if they don’t all go to Arkansas or Missouri.

Frank Ragnow said that they’ve had discussions of having him get some snaps on the defensive side of the ball. I’d be interested to see if it has an impact in some short yardage situations.

Bielema had some very powerful thoughts about Rawleigh Williams and talked some about incoming transfer David Williams. He gave some insight to the process of bringing Williams into the program and how he fills a need at running back.

Naturally, Bielema got all kinds of questions about fatherhood and his new daughter, which led to some of the more lighthearted moments of the day. It also gave led to his discussion about Rawleigh, and the impact the injury had on the both of them. For me it was the highlight of the day despite all the humor.

And just like that the Hogs are done with SEC Media Days! Now we wait for fall camp to start after the oasis of Media Days passes and we’re back in the desert of the offseason.