Heard on Colin Cowherd podcast Joel Klatt come up with an idea to strengthen ND's overall position. He suggested if ND left its affiliation with ACC, including all non-revenue sports, and was able to negotiate a similar deal within the B1G that it would allow ND to maintain its "independence" while boosting its home game schedule (thus making them more $$ from NBC) and still gives the non-revenue sports a home (in many ways a better home geographically). Under his scenario ND keeps its independent contract with NBC but must play a minimum number of B1G teams (similar to the ACC deal). Could this be a win/win? It allows ND to keep the same level of independence it has now but still be closely affiliated with a P2 conference, provides a pathway to playoffs even in an B1G/SEC exclusive playoff scenario, and provides more money. I thought it was an interesting suggestion.