This isn't really a Pitt story, but with TCU joining the BCS, it got me thinking. With two of the top non-AQ schools joining BCS conferences (TCU to the Big East, Utah to the Pac-10), this suggestion comes a bit late, but there are sure to be others in the future to join Boise State, so what the heck - why not play each other?This solution surely has had to have been mentioned elsewhere, but I haven't seen it. But instead of playing non-conference games against mediocre D-I teams, why not play other top non AQ schools to raise your strength of schedule? It's a simple enough solution. Imagine if Boise State, TCU, and Utah all got together this season and agreed to play each other. Utah has fallen a bit, but an undefeated team out of those three would surely garner more respect.
TCU, for example, is going to face critics should Auburn or Oregon stumble and they're brought to the forefront as a championship contender. They've got some decent wins against Utah, Oregon State, and 8-4 Air Force and San Diego State teams. But what if they managed to beat a one-loss Boise State team. Think that would bolster their resume?
And talk about publicity. You're telling me that undefeated TCU and Boise State teams couldn't be a prime-time game at the end of the regular season?
If the top non-AQ schools left can't all manage to be in the same conference, non-conference games against each other might be the answer.