I don't understand how the Big East teams think they can somehow replicate the enthusiasm for college football that is endemic in the deep south, southwest, and midwest. The ACC and Pacific Coast fan bases may not have the same ardor, but they can at least approximate it. To go dredging for solid athletic programs around the country is not just absurd, it's doomed.
Also, btw, if we're going to add two, I'm in favor of one of them being Rutgers, though not because I think that northern NJ will suddenly become Columbus, Norman, or Tuscaloosa, but because then I'd get to go to some games and, secondarily, Duke might get a bit of a bump in the NY media. Plus, I think Rutgers is academically on the way up. But not UConn. I don't like U Conn, as in I like U Conn less than I like Carolina, and I just don't see what they bring to the table aside from a women's basketball team that trounces us almost every time we play. If we don't get Notre Dame, I'd say delay taking anybody.