Re: College Football Realignment
This is how I would fix the Big East (and this is what should have been done a long time ago). Obviously I know real life doesn't work this way.
1. Bring Louisville, West Virginia, UConn, and Rutgers to the table and tell them they have until October 31st to decide their future. These four are the schools that have been shopping themselves to other conferences. If they leave the conference before the 31st, they will pay the standard buyout. Anything after and the buyout is raised to 20 million to keep in line with the ACC.
This forces the hand of the schools, in which case I would look for three of the four to break off from the conference (making it easier for an invite). Louisville would join the Big 12, West Virginia would be either B12 or SEC, UConn would likely leave for the ACC and Rutgers would stay.
2. Call all of the basketball schools together and give them a similar option, either compete in all sports or withdraw from the Big East completely. The only one I see that would likely move to FBS is Villanova, while the rest would likely form their own conference.
This leaves the following schools:
3.The following schools would then be merged with Conference USA in a 16 team division:
Granted, this is the atomic bomb in dissolving the conference, but its better than trying to save it.
Originally Posted by savafan
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