Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Report: UNLV coach Dave Rice no longer in the running at South Florida

Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals Wyoming v UNLV

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 08: Head coach Dave Rice of the UNLV Rebels gestures as his team takes on the Wyoming Cowboys during a quarterfinal game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center March 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 56-48. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Getty Images

According to a report from Jeff Goodman and Brett McMurphy of, UNLV head coach Dave Rice is no longer in the running for the head coaching position at South Florida.

Conflicting reports began surfacing on Friday that Rice had been offered the South Florida job, which would have given Rice a raise from his current $700,000 annual salary at UNLV.

South Florida initially offered Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello a five-year, $6 million deal before it was revealed that Masiello did not have his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky -- as indicated on his résumé -- and was taken out of consideration.

The report from Goodman and McMurphy states that Rice met with South Florida athletic director Mark Harlan on Friday and was scheduled to meet with UNLV officials on Saturday.

Now, it appears Rice will stay with the Runnin’ Rebels as the third-year head coach just finished the season at 20-13 following two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.

So where do the Bulls turn to next? South Florida’s coaching search is currently a debacle and they can’t seem to figure out which direction to go in.

Follow @phillipshoops