Ok. Here is a link to an interesting article comparing
by NDQuebec (2022-11-28 20:03:29)

In reply to: You haven't backed up anything with facts.  posted by Grace91

recruiting under Weis vs under Kelly. If you see flaws in the composite rankings, maybe you will find this article more enlightening.

As for the rest, I'll just say that this year's team is much better than Weis's last team. Kelly inherited a team that was 6-6. Freeman inherited a team that was 11-2. This year's team was a QB away from being in the hunt for a national championship. Getting a good QB through the portal would have done the job. Freeman chose not to.

Finally, the rest of your points (vacated wins, etc.), have nothing to do with the question, which is: Did Kelly leave the Notre Dame football program in a better place than it was when he inherited it.