8 Motivational Quotes from this Coach Spack Bobble Head to Keep You Going

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Illinois State University’s football coach is a world class motivator, but why should his advice be limited to Hancock Stadium? Here are eight pieces of stellar advice from ISU’s one and only Coach Spack…errrr this bobble head that looks just like him.

8.) For when you’re in the Rec:

Trying to find an open treadmill at the Rec can be frustrating, especially when every machine is taken by a sorority girl walking about 2 m.p.h. while making a Snapchat story to show everyone that she’s at the gym. Although it seems tempting to knock the phone out of her hand, Coach Spack wants you to remember that “It’s a marathon not a sprint.”

7.) Cook Hall and the band:

Next time you’re at a football game wondering how the band could have so many members, yet none can manage to play the same note, Coach Spack urges you to feel a little sympathy for them, because: “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

6.) For when Watty’s got you down:

Sick of terrible dining hall options and wondering how you will be able to force yourself to down another slice of chicken alfredo pizza for the fifth night in a row? Coach Spack is here to tell you that: “Records are meant to be broken.”

5.) On the Quad:

Do you need to run from your class in Schroeder to your class in Stevenson in under 10 minutes? That can be hard when a guy texting on a skateboard almost takes you out. Next time you want to trip a skater, remember: “There’s no ‘I’ in team.”

4.) Demo Sight:
For all the upperclassmen out there, you may find yourself walking past the Rec and gazing fondly at the pit that used to house mold infested abandoned dorms. Sure, it doesn’t make much sense, but change is hard. Sometimes it’s ok to gaze at that pit and remember: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” –Wayne Gretsky –Micheal Scott—Coach Spack.

3.) Schroeder 138:

Are you questioning why you thought taking an 8 a.m. on a Monday would be a good idea? Almost every ISU student has found themselves sitting in Schroeder 138, asking that same question. Coach Spack wants you to keep your chin up. “We have to play our best to have a chance to win.”

2.) Einstein:

RIP to the Einstein next to McAlister’s. Gone are the days of getting your coffee and finding a cozy booth to sit in and eavesdrop on the people in the booth next to you. Now if you want to find a seat, you have to compete with the Burger King crowds. Coach Spack encourages you to play fair, but fight for what you want. “They’re not playing to lose—you have to play to win.”

1.) Milner Library:

Time can seem like it’s standing still when you’re in Milner. Sometimes you end up going in at night and leaving wondering when the sun came up. Studying is hard work, but Coach Spack wants to remind you to make those gains: “Be the first one in the building and the last one out.”

No matter what problems you may find yourself facing on campus this week, Coach Spack has the perfect advice to make your day a little better, and your game a little stronger. Go Redbirds!

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