“I have every season’s practice plans since 1987,” he said. “I have filing cabinets full. So sometimes I’ll go back to 1992, for instance. If I have a team that I can compare to another team, I will go back and see what did we do in practice No. 45.”
The note taking is part of a method Sampson has developed over his past 30 years of coaching. And as his undefeated, 24th-ranked Cougars look to extend their winning streak to 10 in a home game against Saint Louis on Sunday afternoon, it’s clear Sampson’s method is working.