Kevin McGiven is regarded as being a 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.