Major changes are coming to the BCS. The SEC is rolling and will most likely expand to 16 soon.
The PAC and BIG are creating a formal partnership for OOC scheduling and bowl tie-ins (particularly the Rose Bowl). It also gives fans in the Midwest and West Coast a historical-traditional coming home of sorts. It's what they've really always wanted.
The B12 should do the same because it's a smart way to provide conference stability and guard against Realignment chaos. So what about a partnership between the B12, the ACC, and Notre Dame?
The B12 would bring the Texoma football powers, the CTZ, great fanbases and TV ratings, and the palatial Cotton Bowl. The ACC would bring terrific universities, good TV ratings in the Southeast and MidAtlantic, and the Orange Bowl. Notre Dame is Notre Dame.
The Cotton Bowl and the Orange Bowl tie-in would return tradition and history to the all fans of the B12. It would also be a great deal for the ACC....and Notre Dame.
tl; dr = A new partnership between the B12/ACC/ND with the Cotton/Orange would be a great way forward after the new BCS changes.