Jun 19, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra during practice before game seven of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Spoelstra Attends Tennessee Football Practice

It wasn’t long ago that Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra was taking pointers from then-Oregon football coach Chip Kelly.

Now, Spoelstra is giving pointers to college football coaches. According to the Associated Press, Spo visited a Tennessee football practice Wednesday to help out new Volunteers coach Butch Jones.

Spoelstra and Jones are friends and the Heat coach visited Tennessee’s training camp Wednesday. Jones believes his Volunteers can take inspiration from the coach of the defending NBA champions.

“He’s a great friend, and I’m really indebted,” Jones said. “He doesn’t have much time off. For him to come to Knoxville and spend an entire day with our football program means a lot.”

According to the report, they know each other because they share the same agent, Trace Armstrong.

Tennessee has had three-straight losing seasons. The Vols hired Butch Jones from Cincinnati to turn things around after Lane Kiffin left for USC and Derek Dooley failed to win.

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