sportstalkflorida.com News

UNLV head coach Dave Rice offered the USF job

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal the University of South Florida has made a firm contract offer to UNLV head coach Dave Rice. The newspaper confirms that USF has made the offer and that Rice is expected to give the school an answer as soon as this weekend.

Matt Youmans penned this report:

It appears Dave Rice has what every basketball coach desires. Hes in a no-lose situation.

Soon enough, Rice either will have a new and improved deal to remain at UNLV or he will accept a contract offer from South Florida worth close to $8 million. A decision is expected today.

Rice is contemplating South Floridas proposal of a six-year contract for $1.3million per year, according to sources. Its a surprising twist to the Rebels already intriguing offseason.

The offer to Rice was extended Friday morning after he interviewed for the position on the East Coast. He returned to Las Vegas in the afternoon and met with UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy at the Thomas &Mack Center.

Kunzer-Murphy emerged from the meeting and said, I still dont have anything to report. Dave does have a solid offer from South Florida, and its a good offer. We want to keep him. There is a real push to try to keep him here. MORE....


our editors