Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel is serious when he means every spot on the depth chart is open. In 2002, Pinkel sent shock waves through Tiger Nation when he sat senior quarterback Kirk Farmer for red shirt freshman Brad Smith. The freshman-over-senior announcement was made again yesterday as Martin Rucker edged out Victor Sesay for the starting tight end spot in Saturday’s season opener against Arkansas St. Pinkel said yesterday that Rucker earned the job during summer practices, “He’s had very good two-a-days. He obviously a very good athlete, he’s a very bright young man, he learns well. He’s just got a lot going for him.” But that doesn’t mean Sesay won’t get playing time—Pinkel said he plans on using two tight ends. Rucker shouldn’t get too comfortable with the starting role, according to Pinkel, “We tell the player that moved up, ‘Congratulations. And you better keep your job because the guy that just moved down, we’re going to tell him to get it back.’ This competition makes your football team better. “