I've always thought this would be a great idea, and it sounds like it's starting to gain some traction:
Dabo Swinney’s plan to revolutionize college football
http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012...lege-football/Clemson’s Dabo Swinney is one of college football’s biggest advocates for the NCAA permitting a spring scrimmage against another team.
We’ve always endorsed the idea for three reasons: It would further enhance the enormous popularity of college football, it would give players and fans something to look forward to during the middle of the offseason, and most importantly it would generate much-needed revenue for college athletic departments struggling in the tough economy. Or proceeds could be donated to charity.
UGA vs. Clemson.
Texas A&M vs. Texas
Georgia Tech vs. Alabama
Oklahoma vs. Nebraska
Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech
Penn State vs. Pittsburgh
Auburn vs. FSU
I think the greatest potential here is to play teams we no longer can due to conference realignment. How about some games against our old foes from the Big 8? no reason we couldn't schedule Oklahoma/KU/Mizzou/etc.
As the article points out, offseason games are already common in other sports like volleyball and basketball, so this isn't a very controversial or new idea.
I would only make one tiny suggestion: let teams play 2 spring games, so that they can get a home and away game. The NCAA rule could be very simple: teams are allowed to play 1 home and 1 away game during the Spring, and the teams can figure out who and when they play and under what rules.