Already facing an intriguing offseason, UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice is in the middle of more drama. Rice is considering accepting the coaching position at South Florida, which has offered a five-year contract for $1.2 million per year.

According to sources, the offer was extended within the past 24 hours. Rice is returning from an interview in Tampa, Fla., and could not be reached for comment.

It is expected he will meet with UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy tonight.

Sources indicated Rice was contacted by South Florida officials soon after the school rescinded an offer to Manhattan’s Steve Masiello, whose deal fell through after he failed a background check.