If it was his choice to switch positions, I applaud him for not transferring and going after individual accomplishments. Nothing wrong with wanting to contribute to a potential national champion and putting the team ahead of himself.
Why not NU and OU? Sign a long term OOC series agreement, like Florida-Florida St. and Notre Dame-USC. OU and Texas played for years as OOC opponents prior to the formation of the Big 12. It will never happen, but a man can dream.