I covered Fresno State football for the last of coach Jim Sweeneys nine seasons, and I long lost count the number of college beat reporters from other newspapers who said they envied me.
The Western Athletic Conference at the time actually had several cool personalities as football coaches, such as Utahs Ron McBride and Wyomings Joe Tiller.
But there was only one Jim Sweeney. There will ALWAYS be only one Jim Sweeney.
Jim Sweeney was a delight to cover.
As much as my heart beats for high school sports, my Bee career that now counts 35 years will always be highlighted by the time spent with Jim.