Time for a parlor game. Let's see who can most accurately predict how the grand hoo-hah will shake out. Winner gets a pair of Swindle's used panties and some webcam credits for the hunting or fishing related porn site of their choice.
Here is my call:
1. After having the fear of a merciless God struck into their devout hearts, ND eschews its "independence" and joins the Big 1Ten1. It will conveniently be in a position to re-brand itself as the Big 12 because
2. The rift within the Big 12 having been exposed by the integer's sally westward, Dr. Tom Osborne and his minions on the northern plains channel the the spirit of William Jennings Bryan and lead a sagebrush rebellion against the Texans claiming that they will not be crucified on a cross of orange. Inequitable revenue sharing combined with horn hauteur gives rise to a secession by Nebraska, Mizzou, Colorado and the Kansi who in turn raid the MWC and WAC for Utah, BYU and Boise creating a nouveau version of the Big 8.
3. Texas, believing itself to be a bovine Chuck Norris rebuffs the overtures of the Pac 10 and re-constitutes some form of the old SWC but this time including Oklahoma and Okie St. Look for Houston, SMU and TCU get to join forming the new Texas Hold Em conference.
4. The Pac 10, SEC, Big East and ACC stand pat and college football as we know it is not only preserved but actually re-organized along even more traditional lines.
What ya got?