With exactly a week until its season opener, Miami has suddenly found itself with less depth at the tight end position. Reportedly.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Beau Sandland has asked the Hurricanes for a release from his scholarship in order to transfer. As for a potential destination, the Post wrote that “Sandland… wanted to attend college and play football in an environment more like his Woodland Hills, Calif. home, which borders the Santa Monica Mountains.”
Sandland had fallen to No. 3 on the Hurricanes’ depth chart behind starter Clive Walford and backup Stan Dobard, which was the likely impetus for the decision to seek a transfer. The senior was not in attendance at practice earlier in the day.
Head coach Al Golden declined to address the development when asked by the media.
Last season, Sandland caught nine passes for 94 yards and a touchdown. As a JUCO transfer, Sandland was a four-star member of The U’s 2013 recruiting class.