LOOK: Stanford assistant coach surprises ex-girlfriend on episode of 'The Bachelor'

The college football world and "The Bachelor" franchise of reality shows have criss-crossed a few times over the years, including former Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers winning JoJo Fletcher's heart in "The Bachelorette," former Georgia Bulldog Josh Murray doing the same in Andi Dorfman's season and former Florida quarterback Jesse Palmer's full season as "The Bachelor."

Monday's edition of "The Bachelor" had more college football intrigue, but it didn't include a rose.

Ross Jirgl, a sports performance coach at Stanford, trekked all the way to a small Peruvian town to try and win the love of ex-girlfriend Becca Kufrin, who's one of three finalists in the reality show featuring auto racer Arie Luyendyk Jr. Prior to Jirgl's arrival in Peru, Luyendyk and Kufrin had what seemed like the perfect date that ended with the two saying "I love you," which is always a big moment on the show. In an impeccably-timed and not-at-all staged entrance, Jirgl first tells Luyendyk that he's there to win back the heart of Kufrin despite the fact that their seven-year relationship ended roughly a year prior to the time of filming. 

Why did he feel the need to tell "The Bachelor" first? You know, it doesn't really matter. I just made the inevitable crash-and-burn -- which included several censored curse words from Kufrin in the middle of Jirgl's somewhat half-hearted marriage proposal -- more entertaining. 

As you can see from her reaction, Kufrin wasn't exactly thrilled to see her ex when she opened the door. 

According to Jirgl's bio on the Stanford website, he has worked at South Alabama, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Indiana State. 

College Football Writer

Barrett Sallee has been a member of the sports media in various aspects since 2001. He is currently a college football writer for CBS Sports, analyst for CBS Sports HQ and host for the SiriusXM college... Full Bio

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