by Steve Bisheff
Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick is all about … well, learning how to cope.
He has had to learn to cope with academics, which were shaky enough to keep him ineligible last year. And now, with a meager three catches for 16 yards in his college career, he has had to learn to cope with the sudden idea of being one of the pivotal players in USC’s upcoming football season.
A crater-sized hole has opened up at tight end, where the more skilled and experienced Bryce Dixon has been missing in action this spring because of what Coach Steve Sarkisian has described as “student-conduct issues.”