Don't know if this would actually happen, but it would be huge for the bottom line for the Big Ten Network. Regardless of whether or not people watch, you'd be looking at 25 million sets of eyes in the DC or NYC metro areas alone that would have access to the BTN at its most basic packages. Whether people actually watch or not wouldn't matter, all the money comes from the fact the TV sets would be wired.
This would also be a big F-U to Notre Dame from the Big Ten. Notre Dame's deal with the ACC was one they wanted out of the Big Ten a few years ago. The B1G told them they had to be all in, including football. There is the chance the Big Ten could possibly go after some of the other ACC schools, like Pitt and possibly Virginia or Duke? Notre Dame dropped their Michigan series earlier this year effective after 2014, so could the Big Ten teams that still schedule them follow suit and dump the Irish first?
Meanwhile, looks like Notre Dame, barring a choke job against USC that might be without Barkley vs. an SEC team. I hate Notre Dame, but don't know if I can stomach another SEC national title.