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Trojans need an identity

The two friends were walking slowly out of the Coliseum after Saturday's game when one of them, wearing a blue Berkeley T-shirt, sighed noticeably. "Well," he said, "if nothing else, I guess we're a bit of a second-half team."

"Yeah, at least you can say that," said his buddy in the cardinal-colored USC polo shirt. "I'm not really sure what we are at this point."

Clearly, after a third of the regular season, most Trojans fans agree. Lane Kiffin's erratic 3-1 team still is suffering from a major identity crisis.