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Religion: Well done, Coach Sweeney

Brad Bell played football at Fresno State under Coach Jim Sweeney for four seasons, from 1990 to 1993. Then, Bell went into ministry, graduated from seminary and became founding pastor of The Well Community Church, which has grown into one of the area’s largest congregations with multiple venues.

Sweeney died Friday. He was 83.

On Friday night, Bell posted on Facebook the fight song that Mr. Sweeney was known for belting out: “Bulldog born, Bulldog bred, gonna be a Bulldog ’til the day I’m dead.” And Bell added, “Well done, Coach Sweeney.”

Bell’s post got 164 “likes” in a snap.

I was one of them.

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