For the record
In Fall 2009, my Georgia Bulldogs had a less-than-stellar season. In the Southeastern Conference, our 8-5 record wasn’t cutting it for the bevy of SEC diehards, UGA alumni and booster club contributors. But on the heels of several consecutive successful seasons, the fans soothed themselves by deeming the season a “rebuilding” year. Our star quarterback was gone, and we had a bunch of young guys who were “learning.” Grumbling over the coaching staff did lead to some “adjustments” (a firing and a hiring), and so the concerns were quieted for another year.
That brings us to the 2010 season. Record: 6-7. Heads were gonna roll, or were they? The grumbling about coaching turned to a roar, and we’d already used the “rebuilding” excuse. It was time for some soul-searching on the part of our head coach, his staff and the athletic department. We disappointed DAWGS still await answers.
Have you had a rebuilding year or two during these difficult times? What about this year: Will this be a rebuilding year, or is this going to be a year when your company can take its built foundation and run with it, emerging stronger than before? As the construction industry shows signs of improvement, my hopes are that this is a fully, completely finished “built” year for each of you.
About the Author
Jennifer Morrell was the editor of Masonry magazine. She has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry as a writer and editor, covering such topics as real estate and construction, insurance, health care, relationships and sports. A graduate of The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in magazines and is an award-winning newspaper columnist.