As an Akron alum, the biggest problem is that this is even considered D1 Football. I've always thought the NCAA should just create a division for mid-majors, then let them have their own title to play for.
The idea that Akron, Kent, Toledo, BG, etc. will ever compete with Ohio State is beyond absurd, so why are we even pretending? It's true for MAC like conferences all over the country.
Also, MAC fans are kind of assholes. The die-hards want you to root for MAC only and hate if alums like Ohio State. They should be reaching out to OSU fans and trying to offer themselves as a cheaper alternative, but the fan base goes out of their way to prevent that.