COLUMBIA - Until Grant Ressel regains his touch, the Missouri kicking job is up for grabs.
After missing only three of 46 attempts the past two seasons, Ressel is just 7-for-13 this year. This week, coach Gary Pinkel opened competition between Ressel and punter Trey Barrow, with the winner kicking against Iowa State in the Homecoming game Saturday.
"You wait as long as you can for that," said offensive coordinator Dave Yost, who also coaches the placekickers. "Players earn the right to have some struggles a little bit. He earned quite a little bit more rope than other guys."