The Compton College Tartars, who lost to L.A. Valley College, 47-0, last week, are 0-6 and have been outscored, 238-27.
They have a new football coach, Lalo Mendoza, who had a 119-58-4 record coaching at Verbum Dei High School of Los Angeles. Mendoza succeeded Art Perkins, who was 49-65 in 10 years at Compton.
The Tartars have 42 players. Most of the other teams in the Western States Conference have 60 or more.
Only nine Tartars are sophomores. And some of the freshmen graduated from high school in 1986 or '87, and "are not in the best of shape and not in tune with the game," Mendoza said.
In making the transition to a higher level of football, Mendoza has noticed one big difference.
"It's been difficult," he said, "because you're dealing with a different type of student. The overall control you have at the high school level you don't have here. (The players) are more independent, and that creates a certain amount of selfishness among individuals. The biggest thing we have to do is develop a sense of team concept. We're making strides toward that."