With all of the talk recently about conference realignment, I thought I'd put in my two cents worth on how I'd like Notre Dame to handle this if the Big East gets raided by the Big Ten during this process.If the Big East can no longer be a viable football conference, I think Notre Dame should lead the charge to keep the Big East alive as an elite non-football conference, thereby allowing them to remain independent in football.Here's how I'm seeing this shake out.First, all of the football members of the Big East will be gone to join other conferences, which takes out Cincinnati, UConn, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse, and West Virginia.That leaves what is still a deep and talented basketball conference, with Georgetown, Marquette, DePaul, Providence, St. John's,...

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