Duke basketball: Jon Scheyer visits football training camp

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) /

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer paid a visit to the football program. 

Training camp can be a tough stretch for a football program and sometimes a little boost is needed and that’s exactly what Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer brought to the Blue Devils.

Scheyer took the trip over to Wallace Wade Stadium on Wednesday to pay a visit to Mike Elko’s squad as they prepare for his second season as the head coach of the program with a monstrous matchup against No. 9 Clemson on opening night in Durham.

Duke is coming off of a 9-4 season (5-3 ACC) and stunned many across the country and conference by nearly making the ACC Championship Game and winning a bowl game in Elko’s first season.

The Blue Devils received votes to be ranked in the Preseason Associated Press Top-25 Poll but will have a much more daunting schedule this season.

Jon Scheyer and Mike Elko, while they didn’t start their careers at Duke in the same year, both began their head coaching careers in the same season with the Blue Devils as Scheyer also had a successful rookie year as a head coach on the court.

Duke basketball head coach passionate about other Blue Devil sports

Duke caught fire to end the season and won the ACC Tournament before eventually losing in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament but, like the football program, have massive expectations entering the fall.

Many believe that Jon Scheyer and the Blue Devils are one of the clear favorites to win the National Championship in April.

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Scheyer, since he became Duke’s basketball coach, has made it a priority to talk to other athletic teams on campus and encourage them to perform at their highest levels and share some insights on what he tells his own players prior to games.

Fans will be seeing much more of the Blue Devil basketball head coach at games around campus given the school’s prestigious programs.

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