Cannot count on these other conferences to hold steady. Play 13 conference games and make an immediate schedule to help negotiate some type of a early tv schedule. Play a few Friday night games, then the rest staggered out on Saturday's.
Bold and unrealistic, but a man can dream.
Honest question - If you're a legit first round draft pick, do you play a January-April football season? Pride and the love of the game isn't really top priority anymore. From a business and financial standpoint, I cannot think of any good reason for top draft picks to play, under this scenario.