The Big East coaches want to have an ultimatum given to Notre Dame about either joining the conference for football or getting out entirely. Because Notre Dame won't join the Big East for football, it could make them join the Big Ten. The Big East hopes that would satisfy the BIg Ten's expansion dreams and not gut the Big East out of existence.
Pretty interesting stuff. But in reality, I just basically want this whole expansion crap to be over and for September to roll around already!