Nick Saban believes Alabama is getting closer, and that was especially evident following a 55-3 win over Vanderbilt.

The Crimson Tide piled up 628 total yards, including 400 passing yards in the win. Bryon Young was injured in the game, and was seen on crutches on the sideline.

Saban praised his key linebackers, Will Anderson Jr. and Henry To’o To’o and added that the defense plays well together. He added that this was the closest performance he’s seen to The Standard so far this season from Alabama.

“I think the team sort of bought into everybody trying to play to a standard, I think this is probably the closest we’ve had to that so far this year,” Saban said. “The key to the drill is can we continue to build on it.”

Alabama returns to action next week against Arkansas.