Semore joins a defense that is in need of significant help. Tech tied for 110th in FBS in scoring defense (33.5 points per game) and finished 117th in total defense (455.0 yards per game) and will lose at least five starters.
Notably, while Semore has been coaching since 2006, this will be his second on-field coaching job at the FBS level and first at a power-conference school.
“Jason is a proven defensive coach who has a great track record of player development and success at every stop of his career,” Collins said in a statement. “We missed his expertise on the defensive side of the ball this past season, and we’re grateful to welcome him back to our team.”