Football Season Debrief: Spack Talks Missing Playoffs, His Future At ISU By Bryan Bloodworth • Jan 12, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT When Brock Spack signed on as head football coach at Illinois State nine years ago, he said he was in it for the long haul. Does that mean when the day comes to end his career that he will still be the Redbirds’ coach? Beyond Basketball: How ISU Built A Winning Football Program By Bryan Bloodworth • Jan 9, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT When Brock Spack was introduced as head football coach at Illinois State in 2009, only two coaches in the previous 100 years of the program had compiled winning records. Lucky Fans Will Get Brock Spack Bobblehead At Redbird Home Opener By Ryan Denham • Aug 30, 2017 Redbird Athletics Bloomington-Normal bobblehead collectors: You may want to be at Hancock Stadium on Saturday. After CTE Study, Spack Says Football 'Rewards Outweigh Risk' By Jon Norton & Ryan Denham • Aug 2, 2017 Courtesy / Illinois State University A mountain of research—including a stunning new study on the brains of deceased NFL players—is changing the way that the Illinois State football team is practicing this summer.