Senderoff has climbed out from under that bus
Posted on: April 15, 2008 11:47 pm
It's nice to see Rob Senderoff get another job after last year's forced resignation at Indiana.
Which is not to suggest he was previously wronged in any way.
He cheated and got caught and paid a price.
There's no denying that.
But it was always pretty clear Senderoff was sacrificed by Indiana in attempt to keep Kelvin Sampson and the rest of the Hoosiers staff in place, always pretty clear Senderoff was the fall guy set up to take responsibility for everybody's sins. Obviously, it didn't work out that way; Sampson's rules violations and alleged lies about those violations led to his demise, too. But Senderoff was never any worse than the man Indiana allowed to continue coaching long after Senderoff was moved out, and knowing what I know about college basketball I feel reasonably safe telling you I believe Senderoff was probably just following orders from his boss to some degree when he facilitated those inappropriate three-way calls that led to Indiana's most-embarrassing moment, because that's what assistants do; they follow orders.
So good for Rob Senderoff for bouncing back.
And good for Kent State for giving him the opportunity.
(But it still probably wouldn't be a bad idea to monitor that cell phone, you know, just in case.)