WMBD/WYZZ-TV STAFF - EAST PEORIA, IL - The Illinois State Tailgate tour made a stop in East Peoria on Thursday.
New Basketball coach Dan Muller and Football Coach Brock Spack were among the coaches on the tour.
They say its important to meet with fans, and get them excited about the upcoming sports seasons.
"I like doing it because I like to reach out to fans and people that support us, said Brock Spack, Head Football Coach at ISU. "Peoria has been good to us since we have been ast ISU. I like to reach out to our fans and get them excited about Illinois State football.
"Anywhere we can go to see Redbird fans, redbird alums, it's critical for us, said Dan Muller, ISU Head Basketball Coach. "We want the entire state, entire fanbase to be excited about our program and athletic department. Excited to be here and see those people and talk to everybody."