Originally Posted by Saul Good
That's a horrible plan, then. You're advocating an eight game season. Teams would all schedule crap teams in the non-con, and their only goals would be to not get hurt. A full third of the season would turn into the NFL preseason.
There was a 9 game season in the Big 12 this year which is an example of how conferences do things differently. Conferences are free to schedule however they want and they're also free to count non-conference games as a part of their conference championship determination if they want. I'm not trying to dictate any of those things.