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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The Idiot Optimist's Guide to the 2014 Season


An annual look at how the Vols will go undefeated this season.

Tennessee Depth Chart: What We Think We Know


One week into fall camp, Tennessee's two-deep begins to take shape with several opportunities for upward mobility for newcomers.

First Scrimmage: Blind Reactions, Blind Faith


Nobody saw the Vols' first scrimmage of fall camp, but that won't stop us from reading between the lines in the post-game quotes!

Bricks, Bamboo, and 2016


A complete roster overhaul has given Tennessee more hope for the future than at any time since Phillip Fulmer. The championships Butch Jones is building for will begin to take shape around freshmen...

Orlando Classic: Vols Open With Santa Clara


Donnie Tyndall's first squad will get a 12-19 WCC foe in the opening game of the 2014 Orlando Classic, with a potential battle with Kansas in the second game.

Utah State & The Mid-Major Opener


It's rare for Tennessee to open the year against a strong mid-major, and though the Vols have always prevailed the Aggies represent an even greater test for a team with so much youth.

2016 QB Austin Kendall Commits to Vols


Butch Jones continues to do work on the recruiting trail, nabbing a four-star commitment and another potential option for the quarterback of the future.

What is the Most Important Game of the Year?


A difficult schedule from top to bottom and a growing program under Butch Jones make this question difficult to answer, but some wins would be worth more than others for Team 118.

Neutral Site Games vs Home-and-Home


Tennessee and West Virginia made their long-rumored 2018 date in Charlotte official today. With three neutral site games over the next four years, what will become of Tennessee's long-standing...

10 Most Talented Basketball Vols


As Jarnell Stokes and Jordan McRae impress in the NBA Summer League, we look at their place in the list of stars of the last ten years during the resurrection of Tennessee Basketball.

10 Questions for 2014 - Will We See Progress?


And what exactly will it look like?

SEC Media Days Open Thread


What word or phrase will Butch Jones use the most today?

10 Questions for 2014 #2 - The Freshmen


They're here, and they're growing. But with the Vols expected to rely on true freshmen more than ever, how soon can the much-celebrated legacy class become much-celebrated contributors this fall?

Kahlil McKenzie: Biggest Commitment Since...


The five star defensive tackle has Vol fans euphoric, bringing to mind several other hits and misses who were once deemed program-changers...

10 Questions for 2014 - Offensive Line


With five starters gone, the Vols are hoping the backups were only backups because the starters are in the NFL, and hoping newcomers can get the job done at both tackle spots.

10 Questions for 2014 - Worley or Dobbs?


Who will take the most snaps for the Vols this fall? And is there really that much separation between the two?

Jordan McRae Drafted, Traded to 76ers


McRae went in round two to the defending champs, then was traded to Philadelphia.

Jarnell Stokes Drafted, Traded to Memphis


Size 20 is going home to a perfect fit in Memphis.

2014-15 Non-Conference Opponents Announced


A dozen games including an NCAA Tournament rematch and everyone's favorite mid-majors. The Vols continue to schedule aggressively.

Can Jordan McRae Play in the NBA?


As the draft approaches the Vol senior is just on the cusp of many mock drafts? Will he get in, and what will NBA teams find in this scoring machine?

Where Will Jarnell Stokes Be Drafted?


After an incredible run in the NCAA Tournament, the mammoth rebounder has been moving up draft boards. Could Jarnell Stokes crack the first round and be an instant impact player for a contender...

10 Questions for 2014 - Defensive Line


Better talent is already here with more on the way, but how fast can the Vols catch up to the rest of the SEC in one of the most important position groups?

10 Questions for 2014 - Youth in the Secondary


Seven new defensive backs join thirteen returning faces as the Vols look for an upgrade in the secondary.

10 Questions for 2014 - Special Teams


A young Tennessee team loses its kicking and punting specialist to the NFL, and the Vols will need to press the kicking game to help their upset cause this fall.

10 Questions for 2014: Pace of Play


Butch Jones wants the Vols to be faster, but is Tennessee ready for that on either side of the ball?

Hope for the Best, Plan For...


Without the option of Riley Ferguson, the Vols' needs at quarterback are in both quality and quantity, both present and future.

10 Questions for 2014 - Pressure on the QB


Tennessee is in an eight year drought when it comes to getting pressure on the quarterback. What will be different in John Jancek's second year as defensive coordinator?

Riley Ferguson Leaves The Vols


Tennessee's redshirt freshman is reportedly leaving the program without taking a snap. This puts the Vol offense back in the hands of the three quarterbacks who started last year, and creates an...

10 Questions for 2014 - Freshmen Under The Radar


The Vols signed a Top 5 class and will welcome more of them to campus for the summer semester. Which players may not crack the starting lineup but will be needed to provide immediate depth?

Donnieball Begins To Take Shape


One month, eight new faces, and an interesting future. Donnie Tyndall has reshaped the Vol roster out of necessity, but the results are both wise and promising. Tennessee needs a point guard, a...

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