‘Sack machine’ McPhee hopes to lift Miss. St. D

STARKVILLE — Gifted pass rusher Pernell McPhee leans in to speak and little more than a rasp comes out.
Turns out Mississippi State’s new emotional leader wore his voice out trying to fire up his teammates. He’s not the first to try and instill some life in a team that needs its spirits lifted. But McPhee is intent on success.