Robert Woods uncertain for Oregon

USC coach Lane Kiffin continues to insist that injured Trojans receiver Robert Woods' status is in doubt for Saturday's game against Oregon.

Woods didn't practice at all Thursday for the second consecutive day after doing limited drills Tuesday. At some point before 8 p.m. ET Saturday, he has to prove to Kiffin he'll be ready to suit up against the Ducks.

What will Kiffin be looking for from the star sophomore receiver who is nursing a sprained ankle and separated shoulder?

"I'm gonna have to see speed, that he can go get in and out of breaks and be able to play at a high level for us," he said Thursday.

Kiffin hasn't seen it yet this week. He characterized Woods' health at about 70 percent, though Woods claims it's better than that.

It's clear he's not fully healthy -- it's a matter of getting him to the point where he's healthy enough to play and not seriously risk getting re-injured.

"I feel good enough to go," Woods said Thursday. "I can't see myself standing on the sideline watching."

Last week against Washington, Woods wasn't healthy, but he still played most of the game, and the Trojans tried to use him as a decoy for Marqise Lee.

It worked early on, but Huskies defensive coordinator Nick Holt eventually caught on and stopped worrying about Woods.

"As you watch last week, as the game got going and Robert wasn't himself, they started moving the safety away from him and leaving him out there alone," Kiffin said.

Who will make the final decision on whether he'll play?

Woods is going to tell them he'll be ready to play, but he'd tell them that no matter what was ailing him.

"(Kiffin) has the final word, but I feel good enough and ready to go," Woods said. "He's the one calling the personnel, but I'm definitely the one in his ear trying to get on the field."

Asked if he would ever have Woods act less healthy than he really was in pregame warmups to deceive Oregon and turn it up once the game started, Kiffin laughed.

"We can't afford to do that," he said. "We're not good enough to do those things yet. We'll do those someday."

Pedro Moura covers USC for ESPNLosAngeles.com.