Since he's returned to California though he has wanted to see Nebraska's progress in the passing game from a year ago and how they were using the tight end in particular. Nebraska is giving Sandland something to think about after their game last week.
Taylor Martinez had a career day on Saturday against Southern Miss. He was 26-34 with 354 yards and five touchdowns. The tight ends, three of them total, caught nine passes between them for 103 yards and two scores.
"I didn't get to watch them play," Sandland said. "I was at Pierce all day. I got to get some of the stats from the game, Coach Rich Fisher sent those to me, and I know that Taylor had a good day and the tight ends had a big day.
"I don't know how much of that is because Rex Burkhead got hurt, but they did well. And they did it against Southern Miss. These big schools in non-conference play schedule some really small schools, but Southern Miss is not a Bethune-Cookman or another school you've never heard of."
Nebraska now travels to California and they will be bringing their stats in person to Sandland today. The Nebraska staff, some of them anyway, are planned to leave early for California to do some recruiting. Stopping by Pierce seems to be a necessary stop.
"I am not sure if I will go to the game on Saturday. It sounds like the Nebraska coaches are going to fly out Thursday and come by Pierce. I will probably end up seeing them when they come out here."