Changing the Twenty Eleven footer to have rows instead of columns

I have a child theme of Twenty Eleven that I’ve been using and tweaking bit by bit to get looking the way I want. I’m in the last stages (for now), but I’m wondering if anyone else has ever wanted to change their Twenty Eleven footer to use ROWS instead of columns for their widgets?

Is there a way to accomplish this? I haven’t seen any other child themes of Twenty Eleven that do it, nor does the plugin WPMU Dev wrote in their blog for extending the theme.

Instead of having A | B | C as my footer, I want

A – with a bunch of text next to A

B – because why would I only put one letter down there

C – ’cause that would make me a crazy person, don’t you think?