North Carolina and cornerbacks coach Dre Bly have "mutually agreed to part ways," according to a release from the school Wednesday.

Bly is one of UNC's all-time greats, a two-time All-American cornerback for the Tar Heels from 1995 through 1998. He had served as one of coach Mack Brown's top recruiters, particularly in the Virginia Beach area, where he helped lure blue-chip recruits like Tony Grimes and Tayon Holloway.

Despite Bly's success on the recruiting trail, North Carolina's pass defense struggled while stars like Grimes, who entered the transfer portal last month, showed little progress in recent years.