One of the sticking points Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans had with the Greg Schiano regime was that it was trying to pretend the amazing and glorious past had never happened. The Tony Dungy era players, the Jon Gruden Super Bowl and all the past Buccaneers glory didn’t exist to the former head coach.

It very much exists to the new head coach, as not only has Lovie Smith stated he plans on integrating the Buccaneers history into the new regime, he’s bringing back players as part of his staff.

Tampa Bay hired former linebacker Hardy Nickerson as an assistant linebacker coach on Tuesday.