Mark Dantonio is for it and so is Brady Hoke-- and how much do they ever agree on? And I agree with them and other major college football coaches-- let spring games be scrimmages against other schools. Most schools, like Michigan, can't play a full spring game Saturday because not enough players are available to make it credible.
But against another school, say a Mid American Conference team from nearby, would add fan interest and give more incentive for players to hit someone besides their own teammates. Not all coaches are for such a move, like Nebraska's Bo Pelini. Fine. Let Nebraska and others scrimmage against each other-- and those who want outside competition, then that would work too. There can be options can't there?
Spring wind up games don't hold much in the way of interest and they are hard to gauge. As Dantonio says, schools might even be able to make some money. NFL teams have controlled scrimmages against each other in the summer-- why not the colleges? Even the high schools scrimmage other teams prior to the regular season beginning. It always seems to be the colleges lagging behind with common sense moves.