Friday, February 10, 2012
Off-field questions still remain for Jackets
By Heather Dinich
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said on Thursday he really doesn't know anything more about the NCAA's investigation into a recruiting violation the program self-reported than what has already been publicized. Much like Georgia Tech fans, Johnson is waiting to hear back from the NCAA.
"I don't even know if they finished the investigation, really," he said. "I'm concerned about it, but at the same time, I think the school has done everything they can do. It's not like we didn't find it ourselves and take care of it. That part of it, we've done all we could do."
Johnson said he's not rushing to replace co-offensive line coach Todd Spencer, who resigned before he could be fired for the violations.
"It's probably going to be a couple of weeks," Johnson said of his next hire. "We're sorting through some things. We're going through our self scouts from the season, and I want to take some time -- we haven't had very many openings here, so I want to take my time and make sure which direction I want to go in. I think we can go several different directions."
Johnson already has an offensive line coach on staff in Mike Sewak, so he has the option of tweaking the current staff, moving assistants around, and hiring an assistant for another position.