Louisville just joined the ACC. I much rather talk about it in there. Since the Big 12 missed a good opportunity to get Louisville and Cincy to get back to 12 teams. With the B1G conference having 14 teams now, there wouldn't even be a fight for the Big 12 name. UCONN should of gone to the ACC. Football>TV Market/Rivalries in this one.
Possibly emotionally, but highly doubtful physically. A player coming out of high school directly to the NFL would get *killed*. He'd have to ride the pine for a minimum of 1 - 2 years before he'd be anywhere near ready to compete for a job.