"We talked about lots of things," said Segars, who refers to McPhee as her fourth child. "We talked about family, and we talked about school. We talked about school an awful lot, and how important it was. I just wanted him to know and I kept enforcing that not only did he have to graduate from ICC to be able to go onto a Division I school to play college football, but I kept telling him that he must have his degree. I told him, 'You've got to stay with it and get your degree. You will never get to the NFL if you don't pass your college work at ICC.' That was the main thing that I tried to drill into his head."McPhee took and passed 19 hours of credits in the fall of 2008 to successfully get his degree and move onto Mississippi State. Even though he moved to the school's Starkville campus, McPhee frequently left tickets for Segars and her family at the stadium's will-call ticket booth. For Christmas in 2009, Segars' children gave her a Mississippi State jersey with the number 90 on front and the name McPhee on back, which she wore to Bulldogs games.