Since it appears to be a slow night.
ASAP, structure and recognize the BIG-TEN and MAC conference scheduling relationship (looking at you Delaney)? Match better teams and I think the MAC would get better and better over time. As it stands, some Big Ten teams schedule 2 / year and the rest schedule 1 a year and this seems LUDICRIS. I'd call it the Heartland Challenge and it would be cool if a few of the games each year were at MAC venues (realistically not). I can't see the midwest not embracing this.
In the near future, strike a multi-year deal with a power conference. For example, the Big Ten and Pac-12 could do a double helix Home-and-home (The War of the Roses) over a 4 year period with each team paired off with two other teams from the opposing conference. Seems like a random selection process is best for this one.
1. It further alienates ND from reality.
2. It balances schedule strength within- and between- conferences and make rankings and bowl matchups more logical and less computerized particularly if other conferences make similar deals.
3. This is stuff leaders and legends have for breakfast.