Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott says don’t dismiss the super conference idea

FORT WORTH, Texas — It was an improbable plot line: A former tennis player and executive — who went to Harvard and played on the grass courts at Wimbledon — was almost responsible for turning college football upside down.

Some might say that close counts only in horseshoes, but you can’t help but feel that the bold expansion plan that Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott saw fall apart at the 11th hour Monday is just postponing the inevitable. It was, if you will, a peek at how the “super conference” concept will likely re-emerge at some point in the near future, perhaps with new alliances, but with the same underlying purpose of maximizing revenue for college athletics.