Zook says Rose Bowl loss should motivate Illini

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | 10:40 p.m. CDT; updated 10:09 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Don't mention to Illinois football coach Ron Zook that his team enters the season highly ranked. It doesn't mean anything to him, not considering the way the Illini finished last season. After reaching the Rose Bowl, Illinois ran into Pac-10 champion Southern California and got blasted, 49-17.