2023 Independents Team Preview Capsules
Head Coach: Vacant
2022 Record: 1-11
Changes: Another season, another coaching change except they haven't announced a new coach yet. Gone are their two of their best players, WR Nicholas Spence Jr and OG Thomas Turner who both went pro.
Strength: This program is still growing but has a couple pieces in C Bruce Hoskins who will be a leader and help the inexperienced offense get in the correct alignments. Redshirt freshman TE Kulani Laupepa will be a focal point of the offense. And redshirt sophomore Marc O'Malley is a thumper in the back end of the defense.
Weakness: The team lost 33% of their pro level talent and their best offensive weapon in Spence. They are weak through the air and on the ground and will really struggle moving the ball. On the defensive side, they severely lack talent. With only 4 defensive starters over a 3 star ranking, they will have trouble stopping opposing offenses.
Key Returning Starters:
C Bruce Hoskins
TE Kulani Laupepa
FS Marc O'Malley 12 Tackles
Key Games: @UConn, New Mexico State, @Liberty
2023 Outlook: Losing Spence really hurts this offense. There's just not enough talent to be competitive yet. They did manage to avoid scheduling any P5 teams so hopefully there won't be many blowouts.