Okay, so we know that Notre Dame is going to be in a weird spot with this conference only season thing likely expanding to all the conferences. Sure they have the ACC ties, but that is still a lot of travel for them.
They are close to us in proximity. They have the money to ensure they are at the same testing/precaution level as OSU. Seems like such a big-time game would be welcomed by both sides.
Even with the conference only, OSU is not going to be able to play all the teams in the BIG Ten so why not just play one less conference opponent and get the ND game?