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Prep football preview: Timpanogos Timberwolves
First Published Aug 15 2014 12:01 pm • Last Updated Aug 19 2014 09:16 am

EDITOR’S NOTE » This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21.

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Timpanogos Timberwolves

Anytime a team welcomes a new coach, the expectation is that things will change. No different at Timpanogos High School.

Coach Joe Dupaix said he is implementing a both a new offense and defense. He said the Timberwolves are focusing on playing aggressively, being extremely knowledgeable about both their plays and their opponents’ tendencies and — above all — remembering that sports are supposed to be fun.

The coach said the players have been adjusting well to the changes.

"They have been eager to learn and working extremely hard, and they are excited for the season," said Dupaix.

The coach added that the key will be turnovers, as he’s stressing the need for his offense to protect the ball and for his defense to generate some extra opportunities. He noted that the only way to put points on the scoreboard is to have possession of the ball.

"It’s the most important thing to us this season," Dupaix said.

He is also mindful that, as much as he is asking his players to adjust, he must be willing to do so as well.


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"It takes time to learn the terrain and the teams around you," Dupaix said. "Every program has their own nuance and it takes time to get good to compete against those teams."

Last year » 6-5 overall (3-3 in Region 7)

Key returner » Senior linebacker Corey Morin "has a great knack for leadership, and is a really great player," according to Dupaix.

Player to watch » Dupaix declined to pick a player who could be an X-factor, saying he would need to see more of his guys in action.

Biggest hole » The Timberwolves lost a lot of guys on the defensive line and will have to find young guys to fill in the holes.

Need to know » "We have a very competitive region, and some really tough teams to compete against," said Dupaix. "But, we are excited for the challenge."



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