Bozeman, MT (Sports Network) - Kevin McGiven is regarded as being a
quarterbacks-type of coach.
The Montana State offensive coordinator must be thrilled to know the Bobcats
have one of the FCS' best quarterbacks returning this season in DeNarius
McGhee, who will be a redshirt junior.
In McGiven's most recent season in the Big Sky Conference, he served as the
offensive coordinator of the 2008 Weber State squad which won the conference
title and advanced to the FCS playoff quarterfinals.
"He's very innovative and creative as a game plan designer," Montana State
head coach Rob Ash said, "but I don't expect dramatic differences in our
offense. It's not broken. He can tool his offense to the personnel that we
have, based on what he's done at different stops. He's not tied to a certain
offensive scheme. He'll evaluate our personnel and do what he can with what we
McGiven has spent the last three seasons on the FBS level, as the quarterbacks
coach at Utah State in 2009 and at Memphis in 2010 and '11. He also was the
assistant head coach of offense at Memphis last season.
He was the offensive coordinator at Southern Utah in 2005.
Montana State shared the Big Sky title with Montana and finished with a 10-3
record last season.
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