It sure would be a fantasy come true if the Big East football schools could get their act together and split leaving Notre Dame high and dry to defend for it self in a basketball only league.
Just look a Navy bouncing around the minor bowl circut trying to find a post season home year in a year out.
Better yet, watching Notre Dame squirm as it become the you know what for Michigan and Ohio State as the 12 member of the Big Ten would make a lot of folks fantacy come true in soo many ways.
Notre Dame's last national championship was in 1988. The 18 years since then represents the longest drought between NCs since ND won their firxt championship in 1919. (The longest previous drought was 16 years in 1950-65.) The current period of futility coincides with their record for consecutive bowl losses. You'd think that these 2 factors would provoke some serious reassessment that would lead to more of a change than just the head coaching & a contract extension. (Looking at Weis, you have to wonder whether he'll live for the full length of the contract.) :o
This is year 19 & counting since the last NC. How will they celebrate the 20th anniversary of that last NC if they haven't won another by then? Maybe it really is just all about the money & as long as NBC continues to pay them, they'll stay fat & happy. . . . Well, at least Weis will. ;D