Tech unsure how NCAA will judge violations

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech officials are considering the implications of this week's disclosure that the school broke NCAA recruiting rules.

Co-offensive line coach Todd Spencer resigned under pressure after the school discovered his impermissible texts to recruits. Spencer's resignation and the rules violations were announced on Wednesday's national signing day.

Associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said Friday he doesn't know if the NCAA will consider the violations secondary or major. Nor does he know if they will be viewed in a different way by the NCAA's enforcement office because Georgia Tech was placed on four years' probation last year.

Hogan said he doesn't believe the new violations will affect the school's appeal to have some of last year's penalties reduced. A verdict on the appeal is expected soon.