15 Shades Of Purple: The Many Colors Of Brian Kelly’s Face

Breaking down what each color means for the Notre Dame coach ahead of tonight’s National Championship game.

Shade 1: Not Purple

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Indicates: Calm.

Shade 2: Shadowy Not-Purple

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Indicates: Slight irritation.

1. Shade 3: Reddish-Violet

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Indicates: Annoyance with a dumb shit interviewer.

Shade 4: Magenta

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Indicates: Precarious happiness.

2. Shade 5: Darker Magenta

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Indicates: Happiness fading to anger.

3. Shade 6: Light Mauve

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Indicates: A poor read by the quarterback.

4. Shade 7: Dark Mauve

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Indicates: “A shitty read that leads to a shitty interception thrown by some dumb shit kid I wish I never met.”

Shade 8: Plum

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Indicates: “ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?”

5. Shade 9: Violet

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Indicates: Gastrointestinal issues.

Shade 10: Indigo

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Indicates: “The potential loss of scholarship for some mouth-breather.”

Shade 11: Lavender

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Indicates: Confusion.

6. Shade 12: Orchid

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Indicates: Nervousness.

7. Shade 13: Wisteria

Indicates: Surprising joy.

8. Shade 14: Byzantium

Indicates: Great vengeance and furious anger.

9. Shade 15: Purple

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Indicates: Potential cardiac arrest.

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