Some of Coach John Robinson's assistants were somewhat pleased with Saturday's victory over Baylor, but not cornerback coach Dennis Thurman. "We have some guys who aren't carrying over into the games what they're doing in practice," he said.
Defensive coordinator Don Lindsey singled out linebackers Jeff Kopp, Brian Williams and Eric Herrin, and cornerback Brian Kelly.
Robinson is hopeful both tailback Leonard Green (hamstring) and wide receiver Ed Hervey (knee) will be available against Oregon on Saturday. Green has been sidelined since training camp and Hervey since the Washington game.
Tight end John Allred sprained his left ankle in practice and is questionable Saturday. Guard Phalen Pounds injured his knee Tuesday and underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove torn cartilage. He is expected to be out about two weeks.
USC will announce soon that former All-American wide receiver Johnnie Morton will endow a full scholarship for the university.
Morton, who became USC's all-time career and single-season pass reception leader last season, is a rookie with the Detroit Lions.
He was the 21st player chosen in last spring's NFL draft and signed a four-year contract worth $3.15 million including a $1.15-million bonus.
For the record: Before Baylor's Ben Bronson did it on Saturday, the last player to return a kickoff for a touchdown against USC was Anthony Prior of Washington State in 1991.