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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 picked them in the pool
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State Preview: Old Questions, New Answers on Aug 29 2014, 12:35p
And then Cincinnati helped confirm that belief
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State Preview: Old Questions, New Answers on Aug 29 2014, 12:31p - 1 reply
Good insight
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State Preview: Old Questions, New Answers on Aug 29 2014, 12:28p - 1 reply
If the weather is even just average
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State Preview: Old Questions, New Answers on Aug 29 2014, 11:23a
Yeah, I think knowing so little can very much tie-in to being pleasantly surprised
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State Preview: Old Questions, New Answers on Aug 29 2014, 11:21a
It's Tessitore and Brock Huard
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State Preview: Old Questions, New Answers on Aug 29 2014, 11:19a
Slightly related
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State Preview: Old Questions, New Answers on Aug 29 2014, 10:23a - 3 replies
FG or less, Marquez North, Marlin Lane
Commented on The 2014 RTT Guessing Game: Utah State on Aug 29 2014, 10:05a - 1 reply
Ole Miss, as it turns out, had little trouble in the end last night
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State Preview: Old Questions, New Answers on Aug 29 2014, 8:31a
Tennessee vs Utah State Preview: Old Questions, New Answers
Posted on Aug 29 2014, 8:00a
Ole Miss getting a little distance now
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 10:49p
Confidence points with a capital C
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 10:46p
Boise State with a 4th down stop
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 10:01p
Hugh Freeze talking about Bo Wallace in a tone of voice you reserve for someone who just died
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 9:33p
Vol fans everywhere marking off South Carolina and Ole Miss as W's right now
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 9:29p - 1 reply
Stand up Ole Miss defense
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 9:04p
And now a reverse from Boise
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 9:01p - 1 reply
Which qualifies as breaking news at this point
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 8:58p
Dr. Bo with two picks in the first half
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 8:55p
Boise State loves the backyard plays
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 8:52p
May not see a better line all year
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:51p - 2 replies
Spurrier inspiring confidence
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:50p
Maybe
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:48p - 1 reply
Took them out of FG range there too
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:48p - 1 reply
If it's a new year, that means new Vandy uniforms
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:30p
Er, 33 is the most last year
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:21p
Most first downs Sumlin's offense has had against an SEC opponent: 33 vs Ole Miss last year
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:19p - 1 reply
Mercy
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:17p
B button!
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:14p
My favorite bowl projection I've seen is Tennessee/Duke in Nashville
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:12p
Oh no, Jalen Hurd is in the promo NEXT WEEK BABY
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:11p
Wake leads the power rankings for potential Music City Bowl opponents
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:10p - 2 replies
We got a good one.
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:08p
Did that say 15 first downs for A&M?!
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:07p
There's a good picture of where we're at right now in that promo
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 7:05p - 1 reply
Go for it!
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 6:44p
That's a good throw getting ready to take a hit
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 6:41p
There we go
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 6:40p
Let's talk about how the commercials are ESPNU quality
Commented on Thursday Night Open Thread on Aug 28 2014, 6:34p - 1 reply
Thursday Night Open Thread
Posted on Aug 28 2014, 5:05p
Still rocking an 80% chance of rain though
Commented on Tennessee's offense vs. Utah State's defense: the relatives on Aug 28 2014, 1:05p - 1 reply
Hypothetically, there's no greater pleasure than taking the Florida under and the team playing Dave Clawson
Commented on RTT's Locks and Not Keys, Week 1 on Aug 28 2014, 1:01p - 2 replies
It's what percentage of the time did the opponent score in the red zone
Commented on Monitoring Tennessee Football's improvement, then and now on Aug 27 2014, 10:38p - 1 reply
Pretty sure the first game of the season is the only time they'll be showing up
Commented on Rocky Top Talk 2014 Picks Contest on Aug 27 2014, 3:35p
I think this is a great answer in theory
Commented on Tennessee's Most Important Player - Utah State Week on Aug 27 2014, 3:34p - 2 replies
I have 24-23 Vols
Commented on Tennessee's Questions vs. Chuckie Keeton on Aug 27 2014, 1:39p - 1 reply
Tennessee's Most Important Player - Utah State Week
Posted on Aug 27 2014, 12:00p
In 19 starts, Keeton has thrown more than one pick only thrice
Commented on Tennessee's Questions vs. Chuckie Keeton on Aug 27 2014, 8:22a - 1 reply
Butch's teams have been consistently good in red zone defense
Commented on Monitoring Tennessee Football's improvement, then and now on Aug 26 2014, 10:08a
I think the LaDarrell McNeil situation is fascinating
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State: All Eyes on Justin Worley on Aug 25 2014, 7:19p - 1 reply
I will take any victory by any margin
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State: All Eyes on Justin Worley on Aug 25 2014, 2:32p
Rocky Top Talk 2014 Picks Contest
Posted on Aug 25 2014, 2:30p
Tennessee vs Utah State: All Eyes on Justin Worley
Posted on Aug 25 2014, 8:00a
The ranked opponent stat is a long way from small sample size
Commented on Butch Jones, the Vols, and the Difference Culture Makes on Aug 24 2014, 10:01p - 1 reply
YPA is not Bray's friend in this either
Commented on Butch Jones, the Vols, and the Difference Culture Makes on Aug 24 2014, 8:37p - 1 reply
Yes
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State: Game Week Eve on Aug 24 2014, 7:40p
I think we all get too entrenched on quarterback opinions
Commented on Butch Jones, the Vols, and the Difference Culture Makes on Aug 22 2014, 11:17p - 1 reply
Yes
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State: Game Week Eve on Aug 22 2014, 4:21p - 3 replies
Casey Clausen is innocent of these charges, your honor!
Commented on Butch Jones, the Vols, and the Difference Culture Makes on Aug 22 2014, 1:28p - 1 reply
Lots of coachspeak the last couple days about the small percentage of the playbook they were able to install last year
Commented on Tennessee vs Utah State: Game Week Eve on Aug 22 2014, 9:34a
Tennessee vs Utah State: Game Week Eve
Posted on Aug 22 2014, 8:00a
Well said
Commented on Butch Jones, the Vols, and the Difference Culture Makes on Aug 21 2014, 1:29p
I need to go back and watch it again
Commented on The Idiot Optimist's Guide to the 2014 Season on Aug 21 2014, 8:32a - 1 reply
My meaning here is
Commented on The Idiot Optimist's Guide to the 2014 Season on Aug 21 2014, 8:23a - 1 reply
The Idiot Optimist's Guide to the 2014 Season
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 8:00a
I thought he was good against Kentucky and we gave up a bunch of points
Commented on Vols Name Justin Worley Starting Quarterback on Aug 18 2014, 6:30p - 1 reply
Late to the comment party, but yes, this is a key distinction I was making
Commented on Vols Name Justin Worley Starting Quarterback on Aug 18 2014, 5:29p - 1 reply
The real hope with Worley
Commented on Vols Name Justin Worley Starting Quarterback on Aug 15 2014, 2:28p - 2 replies
That one's in the works
Commented on Vols Name Justin Worley Starting Quarterback on Aug 15 2014, 1:16p
I remember Pat Ryan saying last year he thought UT's QB of the future wasn't on the roster yet
Commented on Vols Name Justin Worley Starting Quarterback on Aug 14 2014, 5:49p - 1 reply
I saw a car in Athens today
Commented on Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Fan on Aug 14 2014, 3:03p - 1 reply
Fewer attempts for Worley vs WKU since we got ahead crazy fast on those turnovers
Commented on Tennessee Football Depth Chart Projections: What We Think We Know on Aug 13 2014, 8:35p - 1 reply
I don't think he's a great protector of the ball
Commented on Tennessee Football Depth Chart Projections: What We Think We Know on Aug 13 2014, 2:42p - 1 reply
Let's put Peterman aside
Commented on Tennessee Football Depth Chart Projections: What We Think We Know on Aug 13 2014, 1:14p - 4 replies
I think the simple reality is Worley is the best quarterback on our roster right now
Commented on Tennessee Football Depth Chart Projections: What We Think We Know on Aug 13 2014, 9:43a - 1 reply
Welcome!
Commented on Tennessee Football Depth Chart Projections: What We Think We Know on Aug 13 2014, 9:42a
Tennessee Football Depth Chart Projections: What We Think We Know
Posted on Aug 12 2014, 5:20p
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