Report: USF kills Steve Masiello deal

Updated: March 26, 2014, 11:02 AM ET
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South Florida has rescinded a five-year offer to Manhattan's Steve Masiello to become its next coach after a search firm found a previously undetected discrepancy in his background check, The Tampa Tribune reported, citing a source close to the search.

Masiello, 36, regarded by many as one of the top young coaches in the country, had agreed to the deal, leaving only financial details to be worked out, according to the Tribune.

The newspaper reported the contract was believed ...

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