Special Events:
FCS Polls
All-America Teams
More FCS
FCS Extras
More Football

McGiven to run Montana State's offense

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 have."

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.

02/20 09:16:19 ET



Walter Payton Award
Year Winner Votes Finalists Misc
2013 Jimmy Garoppolo Votes 2013 History
2012 Taylor Heinicke Votes 2012 Past
2011 Bo Levi Mitchell Votes 2011 Winners
Buck Buchanan Award
Year Winner Votes Finalists Misc
2013 Brad Daly Votes 2013 History
2012 Caleb Schreibeis Votes 2012 Past
2011 Matt Evans Votes 2011 Winners
Eddie Robinson Award
Year Winner Votes Finalists Misc
2013 Craig Bohl Votes 2013 History
2012 Craig Bohl Votes 2012 Past
2011 Rob Ambrose Votes 2011 Winners
Jerry Rice Award
Year Winner Votes Finalists Misc
2013 Cooper Kupp Votes 2013 History
2012 John Robertson Votes 2012 Past
2011 Terrance West Votes 2011 Winners
Breaking The Line
by Samuel G. Freedman
Samuel G. Freedman's "Breaking The Line" vividly recreates the world of black college football in the civil rights era with a gripping chronicle of the 1967 season for coach Eddie Robinson at Grambling State and Alonzo S. "Jake" Gaither at Florida A&M.
PURCHASE