The solution to all of this is and has been obvious for some time. There needs to be football only leagues created. These leagues would allow like to play with like but eliminates the excessive travel for the other sports these leagues may create.
The reason this is not obvious is because it is never going to happen.
It’s as easy as 4 rivalry/geography games played to start the season followed by 6 games from your region so when its time for playoffs the correct teams get in from the region. 2 & 2 followed by 3 & 3 allows proper home/away balance. It actually makes more sense than what has been happening with conferences lately.
I don't think your real smart saying PC should give up football and I think you mean a Raccoon also. In 2016 PC was 9-1, I think thats good!!! In the last 6 years PC is 38-22 in the regular season. 2014 7-3, 2015 7-3, 2016 9-1, 2017 5-5, 2018 6-4, 2019 4-6. Bo has done a great job at PC.