part of it is because the program is now run by so many former Cougars it's really like a renegade BYU Cougar program.
It's sort of like if you were part of a really big Priest Quorum with a really big YM's basketball team. If half of your priest quorum broke away to form a separate YM's team would you want to be "just like them" or beat the snot out of them Saturday morning because you know you'll have to face them in Quorum on Sunday?
I don't think anyone on CB wants the Cougars to be just like the Yewts.
"I'll admit, BYU football in the 80s was very respectable. Very cool, classic Lavell. Alot of great players. Mcmahon, Young, Detmer. Very good teams."