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October 14, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Sarkisian on Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Keith Price

UW's Austin Seferian-Jenkins celebrates his first-quarter touchdown against the Oregon on Saturday. (John Lok/The Seattle Times)

UW’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins celebrates his first-quarter touchdown against the Oregon on Saturday. (John Lok/The Seattle Times)

I’ve received a handful of e-mails since Saturday night wondering about Austin Seferian-Jenkins — why he isn’t getting more touches and more targets in the Washington offense. Steve Sarkisian was asked about the preseason All-American tight end twice on Monday.

Against the Ducks, the preseason All-American tight end had two catches for 36 yards, including a great, leaping grab in the back of the end zone in the first quarter. On the season, Seferian-Jenkins has 16 catches for 185 yards and three touchdowns.

“The point of emphasis for us is to score as many points as we can and be the most efficient offense we can be,” Sarkisian said. “We’ve got a talented offensive football team in a lot of phases and we know we’re better when we’re balanced. With that being said, would I like Austin to have more catches coming out of ball games? Sure. Same with Kasen (Williams), same with Kevin Smith, same with Jaydon Mickens, same with John Ross and Bishop Sankey, and all that. That’s the point of, we’ve got to go faster. We only ran 74 plays Saturday and that’s not good enough.”

Also, Sarkisian said senior quarterback Keith Price (thumb) “did everything normal” at Monday morning’s practice.

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