Published: Aug 08, 2010 7:07 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 09, 2010 4:30 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Bowden may be gone, but he wasn't forgotten at Florida State's first media day without him in 34 years.

Bowden's successor as head coach, Jimbo Fisher, said Sunday that Bowden's core values and traditions have been retained even though some day-to-day operations have changed.

Bowden has taken some of the pressure off Fisher by keeping his distance from the program but told him to call if he needed him.

Fisher, who had been Bowden's offensive coordinator, said he has called but what they talked about is a private matter.

The Seminoles began practice last week. They will begin the 2010 season by hosting Samford, Bowden's alma mater, on Sept. 4 before a road trip the following Saturday to Oklahoma.