By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 23, 2018
2017 season record — 1-6 overall, 86 points for, 341 points against.
Head coach — Scott Bolin, fourth season (seventh year with program), 3-19 overall, .136.
Returning players — 12.
Returning starters — 4.
Key performers — Nick Canada, Sr., QB; Sean Sullivan, Sr., WR-CB; Justin Brown, Sr., C-DT; Luke Singer, Jr., FS-RB; Devonte Gabriel, Sr., WR-CB; Sean Canada, Sr., WR-LB; Caen Hammond, Jr., WR-CB.
Strengths — Experience and speed, decent line size, good skill players with size.
Drawbacks — Lack of numbers, particularly in the interior, lack of depth, many players having to ironman.
Overview — Reloading, hoping to contend. Team has gone 6-33 the last five years and hasn’t had a winning season since 2012; hence, no players on the team are used to being on a winning Trojans team. Bolin says he hopes for a victory or a competitive first game to see where Zama stands going forward.