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ISU coach to remind redshirt freshman QB that crowd doesn't matter

Originally Published: September 10, 2009
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

The "Hoosiers" approach.

Illinois State coach Brock Spack plans to use that tactic to calm starting quarterback Matt Brown -- a redshirt freshman -- before the Redbirds face Illinois on the road Saturday in Brown's first collegiate start.

"You just tell him, 'It's a football field; it's 53 yards wide and 100 yards long,'" Spack said. "'Who cares who's watching? You can't control that. Execute and do what you're supposed to do. Don't get caught up in the environment.'"

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