UNC is currently ranked 44th in total defense, a HUGE jump from last years ranking of 117th. Scoring Defense is currently ranked 25th compared to last years ranking of 116th. Passing yards allowed, currently 4th and last year? 101st! Gene Chizik and Charton Warren have been instrumental in not only changing the scheme, but more importantly the culture. I've also noticed the offense is no longer moving at break neck speed to reach 80 plays pg, which has allowed the D to get rested and make sideline adjustments. Not to mention they're currently ranked 22nd in rushing offense compared to 101st last year.
Greyhound sucks! When I was in the army, I took the bus from Charlotte to Ft Riley, KS and it was hands down the worst travel experience of my life. It took over 2 and half days to get there and I was freaking exhausted upon arrival. I feel for ya dude!