Well, while I wouldn't use any disparaging terms (to "prove" adulthood!), I think the guys Coach Ford is referring to are the experienced newcomers.
(So, yeah, I'm not going to use their names, either.)
On the other hand, it's not like we didn't know that this squad would be a work-in-progress. To me, though, the most disturbing things are Goodwin's apparent mental lapses and French's not finishing well.