Hardy Nickerson Returns To Coach LBsJanuary 7th, 2014
No surprise here. Bucs icon Hardy Nickerson said on WDAE-AM 620 last month that he wanted out of coaching high school football in California and back into the big time.
Nickerson last coached in the NFL for, you guessed it, Lovie Smith in Chicago in 2007. Back in 2006, he was an analyst on the Buccaneers Radio Network.
Tampa Bay Times beat scribe Rick Stroud reported news of Nickerson’s return tonight.
How could Joe not embrace this hire. Nickerson, 48, was a perennial Pro Bowler, a monster in the middle. He successfully mentored Derrick Brooks and other Bucs defensive icons, and he’s a fun guy.
Welcome back, Hardy. Joe hopes your next milestone is in the Bucs Ring of Honor.