The day Jim Sweeney recalled his father's death

The Fresno BeeFebruary 12, 2013 

The death of former Fresno State football coach Jim Sweeney made me recall the day back in the mid-1980s when I interviewed him about another death: The passing of Bill Sweeney, his father.

I was working at The Kingsburg Recorder. I had heard Jim refer to his father — “a hard-rock miner” — more than once. Fathers are important to sons. I phoned Jim and asked for an interview. He said yes.

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