One might argue few positions are thinner for USC than tight end. With that in mind, there probably should have been a team of tutors surrounding Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick the past seven months. And let’s remember this quote from Pat Haden at Steve Sarkisian’s press conference on Dec. 2, 2013.
“He is committed to academic success,” Haden said.
Now maybe that didn’t apply to Cope-Fitzpatrick. Or maybe it shows Sarkisian is making Cope-Fitzpatrick accountable by not babying him. Bottom line, tight end is thin.