Dubois said the program risks punishment if they give anything to potential recruits, their parents or youth leagues.
So, the university first offered everything to the Red Cross, Star of Hope and Hurricane Harvey relief. All had different needs.
The school is now asking legitimate charities to step in, take donations and give them away as those organizations see fit.
It is a challenge Sampson accepts even if he wishes rules made things easier.
“When you do something out of the goodness of your heart, when you have so many people around you helping, it’s not hard," he said.
UH asked the NCAA for what’s called a legislative relief waiver, which would relax the rules so Sampson can give donations away faster. The NCAA has yet to make a decision.