Cougar football fans were saddened by the recent passing of Jim Sweeney. Sweeney was coach of the Washington State from 1968-1975. He left the year before I came to school in '76. Although his record at WSU was not great, he layed a foundation that lead to more successful teams in later years. Sweeney went to Fresno State and coach for a few seasons before going to the NFL. He would return to Fresno State and coach for 17 seasons. Sweeney was 83.