"There's a list of things we're focused on, but all of them are better support for student athletes," Scott said. "The five conferences certainly haven't gotten everything they've wanted."
The NCAA is scheduled to review and vote on the new structure next month.
Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson expressed concern Tuesday that non-power conference schools would have trouble keeping up with costs of the more expensive reforms. The upcoming meal plan change that would provide student athletes with unlimited meal access, for example, could cost schools up to a million dollars per year.
While Scott hears the argument, he said the bigger schools can't always be stalled by the limitations of other groups in the NCAA. That's why they view autonomy as necessary: Schools with the resources to provide more don't want to be held back.
Still, he hopes that it doesn't break up the NCAA as we know it.
"Craig's right, and there will be an increase in perception gap, that certain schools will look ahead of others," Scott said. "But there's a recognition that schools who can do more for their student-athletes should be able to do more. It's a balancing act, but we see real value in having these other schools still in the NCAA, having a big tent and being able to have some of those Cinderella stories."
In it for the long haul
In the eyes of many fans, the College Football Playoff means a true, legitimate football champion will be crowned this year.
In the eyes of coaches, it could mean a long season. It's definitely food for thought for coaches such as Oregon's Mark Helfrich, whose team was picked to win the conference this year.
The Ducks are moving ahead with an eye on playing 15 games this year.
"You start talking about that and thinking about that in fall camp," he said. "To ramp up to kickoff, and then you have to keep your edge of physicality, your edge to be able to just fundamentally tackle, while staying healthy."
Utes coach Kyle Whittingham anticipates the season growing even longer, once fans get a taste of the playoff format.
"It's in place, and the playoffs are here and a reality, but I think it's the tip of the iceberg," he said. "I think you'll see the playoffs expand."