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College Football Coach On The Bachelorette: Fans React

Texas Tech cheerleaders performing during a game.

LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 12: Texas Tech cheerleaders perform at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A college football offensive assistant coach is apparently going to be on the next season of ABC's The Bachelorette.

RealitySteve, the most-trusted Bachelor/Bachelorette industry insider, announced that a college football coach from Texas Tech is going to be on the show this season.

His name is Kirk Bryant. He's 29 years old and from Lubbock, Texas. The new Bachelorette contestant is a senior offensive analyst for the Red Raiders.

Bryant will try and win the heart of either Gabby Windey or Rachel Recchia. Gabby and Rachel were two of the final three women on Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor last season.

Kirk Bryant joined Joey McGuire's staff at Texas Tech in Dec. of 2021. He's currently an offensive analyst for the Red Raiders.

The sports world and Bachelor/Bachelorette world have collided many times before. However, it's most often been former college or NFL players. This time it's a current coach. That's rare.

The college football world is loving Monday's news:

Kirk Bryant won't have just one girl he's trying to court. For the first time ever, there will be two Bachelorettes on one season. We're sure that will work out well.

Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia both had their hearts broken by last season's Bachelor, Clayton Echard. ABC then picked both to be the new season's Bachelorettes.

Texas Tech and the rest of the college football world will no doubt be watching Kirk Bryant's potential journey to love later this summer.

Season 19 premiers on Monday, July 11 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.