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KKK protest kept 8 potential FB recruits away

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Coach Houston Nutt says at least eight potential football recruits didn't see Mississippi beat LSU Saturday 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.

The second-year coach said he was certain other schools were trying to scare recruits.

He tells The Clarion Ledger he has never seen any racial problems at Ole Miss. A majority of football players are black and the 10-person on-field coaching staff is split evenly, making it one of the most diverse in major college football.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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