TideNation links: Lester's time to shine

Alex Scarborough writes: Alabama safety Robert Lester, seen as a recruiting throw-in to land Julio Jones, is now a major contributor who passed up the NFL to return this season.

Greg Ostendorf writes:Insider Junior WR DeMarcus Bingham, off to a hot start despite a sprained ankle, will visit Alabama this weekend hoping to continue a pipeline from Foley (Ala.) HS that has produced All-Americans like Jones, Lester and D.J. Fluker.

Note: Check back later with TideNation later for updates from Nick Saban's teleconference and from practice.