Why not Texas to the Big East? They could join Notre Dame as our second non-football member that plays FBS football as an indy. I know it sounds absurd at first and second, OK and third, but just hear me out here and imagine the possibilities.
With Texas Football basically being the elephant in the room that is completely destroying the house around it there is no conference that wants them anymore. The only hybrid power conference happens to be the Big East and we should use it to our advantage. This could all be step one of the Big East plan to become one of the 2 or 3 top conferences in the land.
I could see a set up something like this. With 12 FB teams and 20 BB we could have divisions in football only and do a round robin 19 game schedule for basketball where every team plays every other team once during the regular season or go to divisions for both Football and Basketball. There would also be room for further tweaks in the future if we need to #bootDePaul or any other BB only in order to bring in more football schools. How powerful would this confernce be? I think extremely powerful.