Alabama LB Dylan Moses had 10 tackles and a sack against Georgia, and the linebacker really showed how valuable he can be to the Crimson Tide defense as he recovers from last year’s knee injury.

“I thought he played extremely well in this last game,” coach Nick Saban said at his Monday press conference. “He showed great leadership, really helped the other players play well. I think it was by far his best game in terms of execution and doing what he was supposed to do.”

Moses in the preseason admitted that he wasn’t quite feeling like himself, and still needed to make some progress in his recovery from injury. Saban said he hopes that game will make him more confident physically.

This week, Alabama meets Tennessee, which is coming off back-to-back losses to Georgia and Kentucky.

“This Tennessee game is a big rivalry game, means a lot to a lot of people in the state of Alabama. Because it’s a rivalry game we’ll get the best version of Tennessee’s team. Jeremy’s done a great job there in my opinion,” Saban said. “I think Tennessee has made progress. They’re playing with a lot of effort, toughness, they’re very well coached. When you turn the ball over it’s hard to overcome. That’s been their issue, it’s not the rest of their team or how they’re capable of playing.”