This is where Holgorsen believes his sport is headed.
Yet that sort of direction hints at a move away from the NCAA's current structure, which coincides with the speeches the major conference commissioners have given during their league's media days.
Since Division I is now 351 teams large with 125 schools playing bowl-subdivision football, the bottom simply can't afford to keep pace with the top. There are formative talks about one day splitting the FBS into two divisions and watching the bigger, stronger, wealthier conferences form their own organization.
It's the talking point of the summer, if only in hushed tones, that could become something we're screaming about in the future.
"The major conferences breaking away from schools like East Carolina and Marshall, I think that's got some legs to it, but whether it happens or if I'll still be coaching when it does happen, I don't know," Holgorsen said. "I hope it happens because they're the ones holding us back from being able to feed our players three times a day or from being able to pay them just a small stipend to make their lives a little bit easier so they're not starving to death at specific times of the year."
There's a consequence to this and it is significant and divisive and what may ultimately doom the plan. A split will undoubtedly damage teams that are on the wrong side of the line drawn to separate the two divisions. In a way, though, it's already happening.
The new scheduling philosophy not only disregards FCS teams, which makes it harder for them to fund programs, but it threatens to turn Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Sun Belt Conference and the like into today's FCS. Those would be the teams scheduled just for the sake of finding a 12th game and it would devastate recruiting.
If there's an official split after the segregated scheduling, then a power five team could very easily have a schedule with only power five opponents, while the rest of the old FBS would be in a predicament.
"But it's fair," Holgorsen said. "If you're not one of the big boys, don't hold the big boys back from being able to make their program better. Why should Marshall be fighting for the same prize as West Virginia? Let's be honest. Why should East Carolina be fighting for the same prize as North Carolina? That's absurd. That's more absurd than thinking Bowling Green is going to become the same as Youngstown State.
"But that's likely. If there's that much difference between the two, there needs to five divisions instead of four. Right now there are four - Division III, Division II, FCS and FBS. Why are there four? Because of the differences between the schools. Now the five major conferences have separated themselves to the point where they're different than the other ones."