If I were AD here's what I'd try and setup and why.
I'd call Hawaii and try and setup an @ Hawaii once every 5 years, first game of the season. This would give the fans a great vacation opportunity. Having this game more frequent is too expensive for most fans.
You can't load the schedule with too many power houses so I'd go for more interesting mid-majors, rather than sticking to Sun-Belt teams I'd go for more MWC, WAC, and lower tier BCS teams. San Diego State, Air Force, Utah, Boise, Arizona, Northwestern to name a few.
As for big time opponents, we have to get Notre Dame, Texas, USC, and PAC-10 teams on the schedule. Forget the Big-10, Big 12 and ACC, we already have many bowl tie-ins with these conferences. We should be scheduling Oregon, Arizona State and such.
I'd also love to have a home and home with Miami. Any excuse to go to southern Florida is ok with me.
- @ Hawaii every 5 years
- home and home with Miami, ND, Texas & USC (one team per season)
- more teams from Pac-10, MWC and WAC and less from C-USA, Sun Belt and - ACC (exception Miami).
- I'd also like to see Bama playing on the west coast once every few years. We could use the west coast exposure.