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KKK protest kept Ole Miss recruits away

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Posted: Nov 23, 2009 9:08 AM by John Pastorek
Updated: Nov 23, 2009 9:12 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Ole Miss, LSU, Houston Nutt, Ku Klux Klan, college football, protest, Southeastern Conference

Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said at least eight potential football recruits didn't see Mississippi beat LSU Saturday in Oxford because of a Ku Klux Klan protest on campus.

About a dozen Klan members protested the school's decision to drop the song "From Dixie with Love" because some fans were chanting "the South will rise again" at the end. About 250 hecklers jeered them.

Nutt also said he was certain other schools were trying to scare recruits.

Ole Miss held on to defeat LSU 25-23 in a crucial Southeastern Conference contest.

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