Playing time could open up for USC tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick

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.