The Inquirer (that means me) is upping its Penn State football coverage as the Lions get ready to play Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl. So here's a story on the multi-talented A.Q. Shipley, Penn State's all-American -- in more ways than one -- center. Here's a little ditty we call "Talkin'" with yours truly exchanging e-mails with general columnists Bob Ford and Phil Sheridan. Here's some early predictions on the game from some other scribes across the country. And here's a feature on USC coach Pete Carroll from the Orange County Register.