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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
Fulmerizer from BigOrangeBlood:
Commented on Donnie Tyndall Accepts Vols Job on Apr 22 2014, 4:51p - 1 reply
But you can create interest if you're willing to
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 4:46p - 1 reply
Ha
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:41p
It never went before the infractions committee
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:32p - 1 reply
That's a great story about his daughter
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:27p - 1 reply
Donnie name dropping who called him for other jobs (Tulsa)
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:26p
Even if Tyndall keeps all four signees
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:24p
Butch Pierre is the rumored assistant he wants to hire
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:18p - 1 reply
He pronounces "Vol" like "vowel"
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:17p
And there's a form of the Orgeron quote about angels
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:15p - 1 reply
The Orlando tournament has Kansas and Michigan State (and Marquette) in the field
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:13p
John Brady
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:11p
I HATE it when Hart jokes about our schedule being too hard
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:08p - 1 reply
Live presser video
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 2:01p - 1 reply
Agreed
Commented on Donnie Tyndall Accepts Vols Job on Apr 22 2014, 10:57a
Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie
Posted on Apr 22 2014, 10:56a
Along with LaTech in the Top 20 nationally in that category:
Commented on Donnie Tyndall Accepts Vols Job on Apr 22 2014, 9:53a - 1 reply
And Buzz had most of the roster coming back after Year Three, it made more sense at the time
Commented on Donnie Tyndall Accepts Vols Job on Apr 22 2014, 9:48a - 1 reply
After Jerry Green, king of the "bad fit"
Commented on Donnie Tyndall Accepts Vols Job on Apr 22 2014, 12:34a - 1 reply
So the average will bump north of what Cuonzo made
Commented on Donnie Tyndall Accepts Vols Job on Apr 21 2014, 11:36p - 1 reply
Didn't see a single Southern Miss game this year
Commented on Donnie Tyndall Accepts Vols Job on Apr 21 2014, 11:19p - 3 replies
There's also this viewpoint, which I hope is more accurate
Commented on Michael White Turns Down Tennessee - What Next? on Apr 21 2014, 7:40p
Michael White Turns Down Tennessee - What Next?
Posted on Apr 21 2014, 7:35p
We talked about some of these figures when Cuonzo was linked to Illinois after one year
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 21 2014, 5:12p - 1 reply
Rumblings now this is falling through
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 10:46p - 1 reply
Agreed on what's most illuminating
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 12:59p
At least this one doesn't come with a losing record
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 9:47a - 1 reply
C-USA was unusually even this year
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 7:55a - 2 replies
His dad is Duke's AD
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 7:17a
Disagree in part
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 7:14a
Also 26th in Pomeroy's defensive ratings (78th offense)
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 12:20a - 1 reply
LaTech played the 21st fastest pace in the nation and took the 2nd most threes in the country last year
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 12:01a - 3 replies
If you trust his wiki, he's a strong recruiter
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 19 2014, 11:53p
Report: Search Turns to Michael White
Posted on Apr 19 2014, 11:28p
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 - 3 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
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