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Will Shelton

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Will Shelton has served as a Senior Writer & Editor at RockyTopTalk.com since December 2008. A Knoxville native (Alcoa High School '99) and former student at the University of Tennessee, Will is currently the associate pastor at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens, TN and is happily married to his wife Alex.

In addition to sports blogging, Will also worked as a play-by-play man for Alcoa High School football. He appears on Sports 180 on WNML Knoxville every Friday, and hosts the Rocky Top Talk Podcast.

A lifelong Vol fan, Will continues to give control of his emotional well-being to the Titans, Celtics, and Braves as well, and continues to enjoy writing about himself in the third person.

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Recent Activity
I think Donnie Tyndall is logging on all over campus and voting for himself
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Poll: Who Would You Hire? Realistic Names Division on Apr 18 2014, 3:13p - 1 reply
My opinion: Cronin, Mack, Miller, Pitino
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Poll: Who Would You Hire? Realistic Names Division on Apr 18 2014, 1:49p
He is on the 247 Board
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Poll: Who Would You Hire? Realistic Names Division on Apr 18 2014, 1:46p
Cronin has recruited the NYC area a lot at Cincinnati
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Poll: Who Would You Hire? Realistic Names Division on Apr 18 2014, 1:43p
This was on page one of Mike Hamilton's hiring manual
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Poll: Who Would You Hire? Realistic Names Division on Apr 18 2014, 1:39p - 1 reply
I'm in Athens, and I know lots of people in this part of the state who follow Chattanooga raved about him long before Cuonzo was gone
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Poll: Who Would You Hire? Realistic Names Division on Apr 18 2014, 11:09a
I voted for Cronin out of this list
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Poll: Who Would You Hire? Realistic Names Division on Apr 18 2014, 11:06a - 2 replies
for Mick Cronin, Cincinnati
Voted on Apr 18 2014, 11:03a
Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Poll: Who Would You Hire? Realistic Names Division
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 10:58a
Cuonzo could've taken some drama right out of it
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 17 2014, 9:46p - 1 reply
Our Triple A affiliate
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 17 2014, 8:42p
I mean Mizzou, not Tulsa
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 17 2014, 4:38p
Also out of nowhere, there appears to be an opening at Mizzou
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 17 2014, 3:40p - 2 replies
Cuonzo seemed to do a good job 1/3 of the time, an adequate job 1/3 of the time, and a poor job 1/3 of the time
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 17 2014, 2:25p
Baylor is currently on probation from 2012
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 8:10p - 1 reply
I laughed
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 16 2014, 8:01p
I think Stansbury is a good fit at a school looking to build a program in a place like Starkville
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 2:46p - 1 reply
I might stay if I was that dude too
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 12:19p
It would appear you can strike Tim Miles
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 12:18p - 2 replies
I am biased because Pitino is my least favorite figure in all of sports
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 12:17p - 3 replies
Rec'd for Buster Brown's
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 11:04a
Stansbury is a .641 winner but never made the Sweet 16 in six tourney appearances in 14 years
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 11:04a - 2 replies
Should probably add Richard Pitino to the list
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 8:46a - 1 reply
If you're not going to hire Marshall or Smart, you're going to take a significant chance on anyone (same as Pearl and Cuonzo)
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 8:42a
One of my favorite texts during Dooley's last year from a friend of mine:
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 15 2014, 10:20p - 1 reply
Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates
Posted on Apr 15 2014, 7:47p
As others have stated, the national media depiction only hurts us if other candidates believe it does
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 7:44p - 2 replies
Should've clarified
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 7:15p
This makes me feel somewhat better:
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 5:45p - 1 reply
Dooley was too recent for the fanbase to get the warm and fuzzies about a famous last name
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program? on Apr 15 2014, 4:57p - 1 reply
Also included in the "far more than Mercer" category
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 3:30p
My personal sopabox: This continued omission of blowing out a six seed by some in the fanbase is petty and annoying
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 3:25p - 1 reply
Very much so
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 3:07p
I think lots of factors don't get enough credit
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 2:56p
I don't think they're completely unrelated
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program? on Apr 15 2014, 2:46p - 2 replies
Will Wade is going to play the Rick Byrd role in this search, I think
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 2:41p
Two year extension, close to a 500k raise
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 2:34p - 1 reply
Timing on this is a big negative for us, as Hart mentions
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 2:32p - 1 reply
This was always a bit of damned if you do/don't
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 2:29p
I wrote a few thoughts before the press conference
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 2:20p
Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program?
Posted on Apr 15 2014, 2:17p
Indeed
Commented on Orange and White Game: First Impressions of Team 118 on Apr 12 2014, 7:54p
Orange and White Game: First Impressions of Team 118
Posted on Apr 12 2014, 7:46p
There seems to be a consensus among Vol beat reporters
Commented on Orange and White Game: Five Players to Watch on Apr 11 2014, 2:54p
Also they're doing a strict offense/defense split
Commented on Orange and White Game: Five Players to Watch on Apr 11 2014, 1:57p - 1 reply
Here's the insane scoring system:
Commented on Orange and White Game: Five Players to Watch on Apr 11 2014, 1:51p - 1 reply
There doesn't appear to be a live video feed
Commented on Orange and White Game: Five Players to Watch on Apr 11 2014, 1:49p
They'll certainly have to adjust the way they do things
Commented on Report: Jarnell Stokes to the NBA on Apr 11 2014, 11:58a
Orange and White Game: Five Players to Watch
Posted on Apr 11 2014, 11:55a
I would imagine it is vital to win games/series like this
Commented on This Week in Baseball - April 8 on Apr 11 2014, 11:00a - 1 reply
Report: Jarnell Stokes to the NBA
Posted on Apr 10 2014, 10:20p
Totally my bad
Commented on Jauan Jennings Commits to Tennessee on Apr 7 2014, 2:57p - 1 reply
Jauan Jennings Commits to Tennessee
Posted on Apr 7 2014, 12:42p
Awesome
Commented on This Week in Baseball - April 1 on Apr 5 2014, 11:02p
We looked at this viewpoint when things were at their worst with Cuonzo
Commented on Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience on Apr 5 2014, 11:54a - 1 reply
I should have capitalized "real"
Commented on Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience on Apr 4 2014, 4:28p
That Kentucky team beat LSU and was ranked until the week before they played us
Commented on Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience on Apr 4 2014, 12:48p - 1 reply
Again, the entire conversation is about when a coach hit his first sign of real trouble
Commented on Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience on Apr 4 2014, 10:51a - 1 reply
Xavier is an interesting case study
Commented on Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience on Apr 4 2014, 10:20a - 2 replies
Each entitled to his own opinion
Commented on Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience on Apr 4 2014, 10:18a - 1 reply
That wasn't a real sign of "trouble" as I'm defining it
Commented on Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience on Apr 4 2014, 9:31a - 2 replies
Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience
Posted on Apr 4 2014, 8:00a
Statements from Hart & Cuonzo:
Commented on Martin Removes Name from Consideration at Marquette on Apr 1 2014, 3:12p - 3 replies
Yep, that's my thing
Commented on Cuonzo Martin, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business on Apr 1 2014, 8:44a - 2 replies
Second time in three weeks my initial reaction has been a strong sense of relief
Commented on Martin Removes Name from Consideration at Marquette on Apr 1 2014, 8:43a
I think South Florida is still on the market
Commented on Martin Removes Name from Consideration at Marquette on Apr 1 2014, 8:41a - 1 reply
First team overachieved, by far
Commented on Cuonzo Martin, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business on Mar 31 2014, 3:17p - 1 reply
I very much agree with this
Commented on Cuonzo Martin, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business on Mar 31 2014, 2:37p
As you said above, it was a favorable draw
Commented on Cuonzo Martin, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business on Mar 31 2014, 2:00p - 1 reply
I realize talk radio (or this blog, or anywhere) doesn't represent the totality of the fanbase
Commented on Cuonzo Martin, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business on Mar 31 2014, 1:54p - 2 replies
I think all of us would be on board with Marshall
Commented on Cuonzo Martin, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business on Mar 31 2014, 12:55p - 2 replies
Ben Howland and Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski are Marquette's other names
Commented on Cuonzo Martin, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business on Mar 31 2014, 10:34a
But Richardson is the guy who has been here the longest
Commented on Cuonzo Martin, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business on Mar 31 2014, 10:23a - 1 reply
I get the recruiting criticisms based on rankings, I do
Commented on Cuonzo Martin, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business on Mar 31 2014, 9:58a - 2 replies
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