I don't know, Saban is quoted in the article saying just that, and I feel like he has been one of the staunchest opponents to the portal, but maybe it's just fluff.
There are a lot of coaches gunning for Saban which want to benefit from a system with lax oversight.
The oversight has to come from a level above the coaches because far too many coaches are benefiting from the current system. I know there are plenty of morally bankrupt administrators, but college coaches are the last group I would look toward for ways to regulate college football. A lot of them seem like sociopaths.