The Hurricanes have lost one of the weapons for new quarterback Brad Kaaya. Senior tight end Beau Sandland asked for and was granted permission to transfer, sources told the Post on Monday. Sources said Sandland, who was not at practice Monday morning, wanted to attend college and play football in an environment more like his Woodland Hills, Calif. home, which borders the Santa Monica Mountains. UM coach Al Golden did not confirm Sandland’s transfer, saying he would respect Sandland’s privacy. Sandland, who battled with sophomore Stan Dobard to be starter Clive Walford’s backup in camp, appeared in all 13 games last year, catching nine passes for 94 yards and a touchdown. He expected to see significant action this fall at tight end, though Dobard overtook him for first-team reps halfway through camp. Sandland, who is 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, spent two seasons at local junior college Pierce College before transferring. He was rated the top junior college tight end in the nation by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com. Last season, he said came to Miami to follow in the tradition of great Miami tight ends, name-checking Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow Jr. and Jimmy Graham.
TE Beau Sandland leaves Miami Hurricanes
Palm Beach Post | Aug 25