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Rebel Roundup - July 1, 2013

Let's kick off July with some Ole Miss Rebel news and notes, shall we?

Rebel wideout Vincent Sanders trots into the endzone against Pitt in the BBVA Compass Bowl
Rebel wideout Vincent Sanders trots into the endzone against Pitt in the BBVA Compass Bowl
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Strong and weak: Ole Miss Rebels | SEC Blog - ESPN
The Rebels' strongest position is, unsurprisingly, wide receiver. The Rebels' weakest position is, unsurprisingly, tight end. When you graduate three TE/H-Backs like we did, and when your freshman penciled-in-starter gets his knee scoped in the offseason, you know you're pretty thin at the position.

Wommack's experience has Rebels on the cusp | NE Daily Journal
As much of a surprise were Bo Wallace's capabilities, Hugh Freeze's recruiting, and Ole Miss' resilience in tough games last year, few aspects of the 2012-13 season surprised us more than Dave Wommack's turnaround of the Rebel defense.

DT Ainuu Taua still planning October visit to Ole Miss | 247Sports($)
Ainuu Taua is a 6', 280 pound defensive lineman out of California and one of the top defensive line prospects in the nation. He will be visiting Oxford on October 19, which is the LSU weekend in Oxford. He's definitely in for a treat.

Saiz, Spain Advance At World Championships |
Ole Miss signee Sebastian Saiz, a forward out of Spain, has done well representing his home country in the FIBA Under-19 World Championships. From the mothership:

Saiz and Spain are 3-0 after posting wins over Canada, Korea and Croatia to win “Group A” pool play. Saiz led the Spaniards with a double-double after posting 12 points and 15 boards in the 104-70 victory over Korea and added 11 points and eight rebounds in the win against Croatia. He posted two points and seven boards in a 81-70 win over Canada. The 6-9 forward has shot 50-percent from the floor in three games and is averaging 10.0 rebounds per game.

Next up for Saiz and Spain is the Czech Republic.

Christian Helsel Leaves Rebel Baseball

Over 76 at bats, infielder Christian Helsel notched a .197 batting average with five runs and six runs batted in. He fielded at a .931 clip. We don't know what's next for Helsel, but we wish him luck.

Hey Eli, whatcha doin' this Summer?

Oh, you know, just makin' some sand castles with my little bucket here.