The ESPN commentator and former college football coach gives his take on the state of the game.Jenni Carlson: Every week brings more upsets and upheaval this season. Has this been one of the more unpredictable years that you can remember? Lou Holtz: It is crazy. One of the things that bothers me is so many teams play such weak non-conference schedules and get by with it. When I look at Penn State, they had a toughie last week, and that was Eastern Illinois. That was their most difficult non-conference game, where you have Southern Cal playing Notre Dame and Ohio State both on the road, you have Oklahoma playing BYU, playing Miami. I’d say, "If everybody’s going to play a weak, easy (non-conference) schedule, forget that when you start voting on who’s the best team. Forget the non-conference because other teams wouldn’t take the risk.” JC: Is there anything that could be done to fix the problem of discrepancies in non-conference scheduling? LH: If you made me the national commissioner of football, I’d tell you one thing that I would mandate. The second Saturday in September, we’re going to have conference day. Everybody from the SEC plays a Big 12 team. Everybody from the Big Ten is going to play the ACC. Everybody from the Big East is going to play the Pac-10. Now, we get an idea even if you have a team that maybe isn’t as strong. Now, at least you have a chance to compare. I don’t care who you schedule the other games, but you’re going to play that conference for two years, and then we’re going to chance conferences. That’s what I would do. JC: I’ve got to ask you about Sam Bradford. What do you think about the Oklahoma quarterback’s return? LH: I thought he played well this past week, threw the ball well, which surprised me. It’s hard to simulate game-like conditions in practice, and for him to step in and be that sharp ... But the thing about Oklahoma is they’ve got to run the ball better. When you have two running backs like that, they should get more yards than what they’re getting. One thing about (his decision to come back to college), when you make a decision, never look back. Happiness is nothing more than having a poor memory. JC: One quick question about the other big school in our state, Oklahoma State. What’s your feeling about Dez Bryant and the wide receiver’s suspension? LH: First of all, I think he’s a great football player. Punt returner. Wide receiver. I thought he was the best receiver coming back this year. But you always get in trouble when you don’t do the right thing. My goodness gracious, how difficult is it to be honest? I hope he learns a lesson; just do the right thing. Do the right thing, and tell the truth. That would be a new experience for some youngsters today. JC: Last thing, you continue to be a spokesman for the AllState American Football Coaches Association's Good Works Team. Why is that so important to you? LH: After coaching all these years, you have one individual make a bad decision and it becomes a national story. Then again, you have so many athletes ... who do so many wonderful things and you never read about them. There are 22 of them, but we had more nominations this year than ever before. JC: So much is demanded of student-athletes. When you were coaching, did you set aside time for players to do community service? And would something like that be even tougher now as the demands on players rise? LH: I think it’s probably a little more difficult today because you have all the video games and the texting and everything else that people spend time on. (Laughs.) We didn’t have that. I always had the football team involved in community activities. My first year at South Carolina, I had our team involved in a clean-up program, cleaning up the highways. Now, in those days, there wasn’t a limit on how much you could practice. But I think it goes back to understanding that you have obligations and responsibilities to other people. Want to know what Lou Holtz thinks about being "Dr. Lou”? Check out my blog .