We're now at the point where we have an extra weekend of football that isn't going to go away because $$$, here is my solution.
Conferences have gotten so big now and there's not enough conference games scheduled, why do we not just drop divisons all together, drop the title game, add a 13th regular season game, and crown a champ by tiebreakers? It worked for decades in most conferences. I realize somebody's schedule will probably always end up a cakewalk, but that's the chance you take. Right now most of the West already has a cakewalk.
Also this way, you can now share conference titles again which make it easier to say you had a good season even if it wasn't elite. This season would have been a much easier pill to swallow knowing we shared the big ten title. And as far as The Game is concerned it would no longer be right after Thanksgiving which I know is a pain in the ass for some. Thoughts?