"They didn't have a lot of help," the Kentucky coach said. "We have to clean some things around them and then get them freshened up a little bit and start preparation (for Louisville) starting around Wednesday."
Brooks said the offensive line is banged up. Offensive guard Stuart Hines is nursing an ankle injury, but offensive tackle James Alexander is slated to return to practice this week.
"We're missing a few of the pieces, but we're not competing as well as I'd like to compete," he said. "The other side of that us that we're doing really well on the defensive front. Those guys are bringing it and bringing it on a daily basis.
One of those players - defensive tackle Corey Peters - has been impressive in fall workouts.
"The one guy I mentioned (Saturday) that we really had a hard time blocking was Corey Peters," Brooks said. "He's improved a great deal."
The hardest part for Brooks to gauge has been whether one unit is better than the other on both sides of the ball.
"That's the hard part to judge - is our offense as bad as it looked yesterday or is our defense as good as it looked yesterday?" Brooks said. "I suspect from having done this for many years that the answer is somewhere in between. But I did feel the defense would be the best we've had and so far I've seen nothing that I would back away from that statement."
The Cats took off today following 13 straight days of workouts and will return to practice Tuesday.