Mississippi State coach Mike Leach didn’t seem to appreciate a question about his offense regressing following a loss to Auburn on Saturday night.

Asked by Tyler Horka of The Clarion-Ledger about the performance by the offense, Leach told Horka to send him the articles so he can coach up the reporter and make sure he’s not regressing.

“If you’d like, I can proofread some of your articles and see whether you’re on a steady upswing as well,” Leach said. “I minored in English, so I’d be happy to do it if you have any material you’d like to send me and I can go ahead and evaluate it and see if you’re on an upward trend.”

Horka replied, “Would love to do that, I might be getting a little stale, maybe you can help me out.”

Leach replied, “OK, I look forward to seeing your articles.”

At issue is MSU’s lackluster production in the 24-10 loss, including just three points by halftime. The Bulldogs had 240 total yards, and were 4-for-16 on third down, and 0-for-2 on fourth down.

Two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Auburn proved to be the difference after the teams exchanged nothing but field goals through the first three quarters of play.

Will Rogers was 30-of-51 passing for 221 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.